Video: Orlando says farewell to Ron Legler and Andy Springer
In the current issue (4/9/2014) of Orlando Weekly, you’ll find a mention in my Culture 2 Go column of a party held earlier in April at The Abbey. There, Orlando’s arts supporters bade farewell to Florida Theatrical Association president Ron Legler and his partner Andrew Springer, who are departing for Baltimore, where Legler will run the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center.
The goodbye gala featured tributes to Ron Legler from local arts luminaries, and was capped by Mayor Dyer’s presentation of a proclamation and key to the city, as featured in this video:
Here’s a selection of snapshots from the event, which also included parody videos by the FTA staff, performances by the Power Chords and Andrea Canny, and even an appearance by OW’s own Billy Manes: