Fertile Ground Portland

A Festival of New Works Blog

Your Feedback Makes a Difference for Oil Change: The Musical January 25, 2012

Filed under: Oil Change: The Musical,the creative process — fertilegroundpdx @ 5:53 pm

One of the best parts of exploring the new works in progress that participate in the Fertile Ground project is the chance to watch the projects evolve and grow, thanks to audience feedback. Here’s a quick note from the desk of Oil Change: The Musical creators Brent and Klay Rogers about the ways audience feedback have shaped the next phase of their project:

After three successful workshop performances at The Broadway Rose New Stage, the creators of “Oil Change the Musical Comedy,” brothers Brent and Klay Rogers, have responded to audience surveys and written a new song to further develop the show.  The song will premiere this Friday at the PAC Firehouse Theatre workshop.  The performance will also include additional script enhancements drawn from surveys.

One audience member sent the following in an e-mail.  “It was a privilege to watch Oil Change. What a delightful musical. In fact, both my wife and I left feeling that we had seen something rare; a new musical without offensive language. ‘Oil Change’ is a show for the whole family and is a window into another culture. It sweeps the audience into refreshing, light-hearted fun and laughter. A huge Thank You to both you and your brother.”

The PAC theater is located at 1436 SW Montgomery St.  Parking on Friday evening is available at the PSU parking garage on 13th Street.  Parking on Saturday is available at the same garage or along the street.  Performances at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

To learn more about the project, check out Holly Johnson’s excellent preview piece on Oregon Music News.