The Oz Gang & Ollie the Optometrist with Venky who co-ordinated the filming so skillfully, Christerine who colourfully costumed the cast & helped train the little ‘uns and event manager Mohan Daniel without whom the tour would never have been so successful!
Brian Laul, director of The Wizard of Oz Show & creator of Ollie the Optometrist, speaking at Velammal Knowledge Park’s production of The Lion King where the team was honoured with momentoes. It was a truly inspired effort, very impressive for a school production. Kudos to all involved on stage and behind the scenes.
Ollie spent these days taking his message to the Chennai streets and filming the music video for his theme song with the Oz Gang.
The performance at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall was a super hit. It included over 200 local children!
Ollie & the Oz Gang visit Chennai’s most popular shopping mall, Express Avenue where crowds came to meet, greet and pose along for photographs.
Supported by the Australia-India Council, we continue our theatre workshops for school children at Velammal Knowledge Park, where over 100 children spent the morning learning about expression, tableaux and eye care tips.
A theatre workshop at The Ashram school, Chennai, readied a group of children to join us for the Emerald City scene.
Murali conducts a percussion workshop for the visually impaired at St Louis Institute, Chennai. These children joined us on stage for the Ollie theme.
Ollie the Optometrist sat down to discuss the various issues surrounding eye care and optometry as a career in India with Prof Brien Holden, CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute, Dr G N Rao, Chairman of L V Prasad Eye Institute and Vinod Daniel, CEO, India Vision Institute.
Ollie & the Oz Gang arrive in Chennai to assist Prof Brien Holden & Vinod Daniel distribute spectacles to a local Government school.
The evening performance at Sri Satya Sai Nigamagamam Auditorium was enthusiastically received by a huge audience that included Patrick Suckling, Australian High Commissioner to India and David Holly, Australian Consul General for South India.
Ollie & the Oz Gang visit the renowned LV Prasad Eye Institute, a comprehensive eye health facility and ocular tissue engineering research center, jointly founded by Dr. Gullapalli N Rao and Ramesh Prasad, son of L.V. Prasad in 1987.