Monthly Archives: January 2011

An excellent post by Nadine Thornhill: Do The Right Thing: My son’s first play (via )

Nadine Thornhill wrote an excellent post recently about her son’s first theatrical experience. I attended a different performance, but, like Nadine, I was also very impressed with many of the strategies Once Upon a Kingdom used to engage with the audience. Nadine mentions most of them in her post:

Snacks for sale pre and post show, an opportunity for kids/adults to meet the actors on stage and see the set and costumes up close, acting classes and workshops for kids interested in giving theatre a try.

It was also obvious by the large audience attendance that this company has found their niche and been embraced by a community.  This company is aware that selling a show has to take place long before opening night and because of all this hard work, was rewarded with full houses for all their performances.

Check out Nadine’s post for her perspective. It’s a great read!

Do The Right Thing: My son's first play My little boy has been coming to the theatres with me since he was two weeks old.   As an infant, I carted him to rehearsals, classes and improv workshops.  He’s combed through dressing rooms before performances and climbed around backstage after the curtain call.  But this past Sunday was the first time he actually saw a play. My kid is one active, sometimes hyper-active little person.   He loves quick and active pursuits.  He’s began running a … Read More



Everyone Else is Doing it: 2010 in review by WordPress

Well everyone else is doing it so I might as well post my stats too. I hope my fellow bloggers don’t start jumping off bridges. 🙂

As a blogger, I’ve found all this stat comparing useful. I’ve definitely been neglecting my blog a little this year (written fewer posts) with a corresponding sharp drop off in page views. If page views are important to me, and I think they are, then I will have to try to return to my post a week format. Good information all in all.

Here it is the WordPress stats with a little commentary from me:

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. (I think this is like the “participation badge” in the Canada Fitness Test)

Crunchy numbers

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,500 times in 2010. That’s about 11 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 34 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 77 posts. There were 8 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 10mb.

The busiest day of the year was March 23rd. The most popular post that day was Carleton University’s Sock N Buskin Keeps it Simple With Urinetown .

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,, WordPress Dashboard, and

(Joining Facebook was apparently a good idea for blog promotion after all. I’m also saddened by the fact that Kara has closed shop this year.)

Some visitors came searching, mostly for wayne current, many faces of wayne, night christopher morris, night by christopher morris, and wayne current ottawa. (This makes me happy. People seem to be actually looking for my content rather than randomly searching and hitting my blog by accident.)

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Carleton University’s Sock N Buskin Keeps it Simple With Urinetown March 2010


A review of Christopher Morris’ and Human Cargo’s Night at the NAC January 2010
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My Big Lottery Win January 2010


About the Many Faces of Wayne March 2009


Audition July 2010