Newsletter Links and ‘God Sees Dog,’ a student production that may be under your radar. (It was under mine!)

My November What’s My Call Time Newsletter listing this month’s shows in the area went out this morning at 5:30 a.m. (Here it is, if you missed it!) After about 12 hours, I like to look at the report to collect some data. The data can often tell an interesting story, if you know how to read it.

But the most interesting data points to me are the links that people click the most. This list often implies a few possibilities:

  • First, it tells me what my readers tend to be interested in regarding their theater-going. Clicking through to get more thorough info on dates or description usually means something has piqued more than a passing interest.
  • Second, it can tell me what people are just now finding out about. I’ve found that often the links most clicked are titles that haven’t gotten much attention in the word-of-mouth world of arts attendees or haven’t seen an early publicity push.

Some of this is supposition on my part, of course. But over the years, the patterns tend to hold up. Occasionally, one of my readers will reply to the e-mail newsletter telling me they were glad they opened it and found out about a show they hadn’t known was coming up or for reminding them that a favorite was coming soon.

If you’re interested, these were the five most clicked links in today’s e-mail newsletter:

  1. Picasso at the Lapin Agile – link to College of the Sequoias Facebook Page.
  2. Good Company Players’ Website
  3. The Fool’s Collaborative Website
  4. The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity’s Facebook event
  5. The Last Days of Judas Iscariot’s Facebook event

And sometimes, I get a reply to my e-mail to inform me of an omission in my list. In this case, reader and proud mom Cietta L. Johnson e-mailed to urge me to add “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” from Fresno State’s student-run Experimental Theater Company. And she was absolutely right to remind me! My apologies for the omission! The information on this low-cost show is below. It opens on the 8th.

Sometimes proud moms are the best publicity agents!


November 8 at 4 p.m.
November 9 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
November 10 at 7:30 p.m.
November 11 at 2 p.m.

Lab School 101 Theater on the Fresno State Campus.
Ticket $5 general admission.
Online Tickets Here.

From director Rodolfo Robles Cruz’ Facebook page: “If you know nothing of the show: it follows the lives of the Peanuts gang (Charlie Brown, Schroeder, Sally, Linus… etc.) and explores the loss of innocence of these kids. They’re grown up now and dealing with issues we deal with today! It’s a beautiful show and I have a stellar cast.

Note; it is a show that deals with some heavy issues, as well as pretty heavy language, so leave the young kiddos at home!”


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