BYOI – Know Your Hamlet

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We had another fun late night show at the Warwick Center For the Arts with Daniel, Amy, Josh, Ian and David. Our FAM was Megan! She cleans houses and loves Shakespeare. She tries to take her cat for a walk, and came to the show with her friend Sydni. In FAM Day In the Life, the cat was better than the highstrung dog, Megan was late for Shakespeare class, and the phone kept ringing.

The first game of the night was What Are You Doing, with the theater in a bathtub, elephant trunks, beehive removal, and the age old question: theater or theatre? Sing It followed this, with songs about a gurney for two and a distracting lady. Interrogation Lineup had the horrible crime of a bad hair cut in Far Far Away with King Claudius.

Meanwhile needed all children to be infected with unicorns, coffee was fatal, and Jerry and Jerry needed a ride. Blank Walks Into a Bar had bad puns about razors, keyboards, and brooms. We then jumped to Growing and Shrinking, with conjoined twins, things wobbled to and fro, and Shakespeare was miscast. The night ended with Busta Rap! The battle came down to Josh and audience member Maddie, with Josh as the victor.

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BYOI – Quiet But Not

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We had a fun night with David, Daniel, Ian, Josh and Amy at the Warwick Center For the Arts! Our FAM was Owen, who’s in the 4th grade! He likes lunch, soccer and hanging out with his friends. In FAM Remake, Owen’s Meme and Pepe left the cousins at home and brought just him to Disney World. He needed to see Mickey in Cleveland, wasn’t tall enough for the roller coaster, and enjoyed the day by himself. The first remake brought Owen to Antarctica, where he helped a penguin pick up snowballs. Finally, he was brought to school during lunch, where he was only tall enough for bread.

The first game of the show was Try That On For Size, they chowed down on popcorn, decided to become one with the Earth, and waited in line. Lines From a Cup took place at a bakery competition, where Joan’s brownies made everyone skinny. Next up was Good Cop, Bad Cop, where Daniel was caught paying attcntion to his homework in Hawaii with Barney the Dinosaur.

Short Cuts was next, where it was faster to make airplanes without wings, everyone learned to do the Limbo, and chinchillas were able to become invisible! Amy was then the child in Because I Said So, where we learned about chinchillas, calcium, and chicken! From there, we moved on to Helping Hands, where we learned the rules of soccer, and the guys had a sword fight with their fingers. The final game was Say It Again! The family trip to Hawaii had no coffee, TV was complicated, and everything would be faster by jumping.

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BYOI – You Need To Warmup!

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  1. The Youth Collective had a fun show tonight with Rose, Gussy, Jeffrey, Sydni and Aidan! Our FAM was Sarah! She teaches Spanish and English, and likes summer.

Trolley Stop had spies, karate masters, and robots! In the Dating Game, Aiden was looking for love and had to choose between sushi, the Bahamas and Justin Bieber. We then went back in time with Back In My Day, where we didn’t have lakes, Death Valley, or plumbers.

Growing and Shrinking then had a fat dog, a warm up, and pumpkins. The kids then sang about a visit to the diner in Irish Ditty.

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BYOI – Chicken Parm. Every Single Time.

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We had another great Valentine’s Day show with Emily, Jonathan, Audrey, Daniel, Barbara, and auditioner James! Our FAM was Tarek, who is a high school student. He likes art and animated movies, and made friends at tonight’s shows! The cast then serenaded Tarek with the FAM Welcome Song.

The first game was Try That On For Size, with nose picking, found quarters, and cotton candy making! Short Cuts had so many castles but no princess, and Mushroom Tinder. Whoa whoa whoa. The Dating Game was next, where Emily was a fencer, Jonathan was a yo-yo, and our audience member was a taxidermist.

Lines From a Cup had disgruntled Olive Garden employees and social services, as well as very bad pickup lines. This was followed by Because I Said So! Audrey played the inquisitive child learning about breadsticks, wet feeling water, pollution, and trees that reach. In Good, Bad & Ugly, we learned about how to get a date, what to do about food stuck in your teeth, and how to recover from flatulence. The final game of the night was Sing It! We learned an important lesson about paying attention in math class so you can do your taxes when you’re older.

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BYOI – Tiny Dancing Friends

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Happy Valentine’s Day weekend! We had a fun family friendly show with Jonathan, Emily, Daniel, Audrey, Barbara, and auditioner James. Our FAM was David, who is in charge of an office with the Department of Education. He plays the drums in a band, and came to the show with his kind, patient and friendly family. One of his children is in from Germany which is exciting! FAM Revolver needed a lot more steak, and Audrey kept going out of spite.

Trolley Stop had cat police fugitives, loud talkers, popular girls, and enthusiastic farmers. Say It Again had bugle lessons, a revolution, and a need for a drummer. In honor of Valentine’s Day, James was looking for love in the Dating Game! Emily was volcano cake, Daniel had dancing fingers, and audience member Sydni was an intern who could change her hair color at will.

Last Line, First Line had a long hike to the mall at the top of a mountain, passport photos that were great because lying down causes no wrinkles, and lovely ideas! Back In My Day, they didn’t have interns, toothpicks, frozen food, friends, or Uber drivers. This was followed by Growing & Shrinking, with gentlemen chickens, a chaotic football game,  and all the pigs trying to blow down the house. The show ended with Irish Ditty, as the cast sang about our FAM David!

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BYOI – Coconut Extraction

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The BYOI Youth Collective had a great show with Aidan, Gussy, Sydni and Jeffrey! Our FAM was Shay! She’s a student in Providence, and would like to see Paris someday. She likes reading, theater, and watching “Friends.” Tableau had the kids making pictures of the hospital, Bora Bora, and the North Pole. Up next, Aidan was late for work in Excuses, Excuses. Her coworkers Jeffrey and Gussy helped her figure out that she woke up late and her goat got sick.

World’s Worst had the worst video game, President’s Day sale (You can get 2 for the price of 3!), candy, and farm. Revolver was next, with a rat/pig hybrid named Squirm and stolen French breads. Highlander had the iPhone 82 vs. the Nokia! The boys were voted out first, and stolen phones with super glue were better. In the end Sydni had to perform alone!

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BYOI – Until it Needs to be Named

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For our 9pm show at Warwick Center for the Arts, our cast consisted of Audrey, David, Jonathan, Alan, Amy and auditioner Tim.  We had a great time with our FAM Audrey who is a CNA who wants to someday become a pediatric nurse. She has two kids named Wendy and Michael, but not named after Peter Pan characters.

We started the night off with a game of FAM revolver, with dubious baking tips, incompetent scoutmasters, spice girl launching. And the laziest surgeons in the world. We played Trolley Stop and met sneaky cheaters, clueless commandos, sock Santas and noir adjustments. Say it Again brought us to Tie Land where the sale was not complete without remembering to floss the antlers. Good Cop Bad Cop had Audrey have to guess that she burned the toast of the Truest Believer in Neverland with Ronald McDonald. We played First Line, Last Line after that. Scenes involved Yellow, Dick Van Dyke, and footwear. Back in My Day brought us to a time before iPads, Disney Land, quinoa, beaches, and fidget spinners.  Freeze tag had renegade Winnebagos, tetanus shaving, and heavy zucchini. We ended the show with a song for our FAM Danielle!

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BYOI – Cool School

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Our 7pm Family Friendly Show was a barrel of laughs with Jonathan, David, Audrey, Alan, Amy and special guest Tim. Our FAM was Aidan, a youth collective member who is a high school senior. She was here with her family and would be chocolate covered Oreos if she was dessert. We started off with a game of movie critics, with the very accurate biopic of our FAM’s life, Chocolate Covered Oreo Facemasks. Fish were counted and categorized. The giant crab met the eradicator and lunch was had by all. Tableau was next, with scenes of enticing kitchen messes, pressure in the depths of the sea, monsters in the closet, unquiet church mice, and candy-coated jail.

Revolver brought us on a safari, the constant shock of unruly teens, almond butter rolls and valentine carding. Excuses, Excuses had special guest auditioner Tim have to guess that he was late because a snow plow hit his car, he slipped on a pickle and was abducted by aliens. In our game of Guidance Counselor, Audrey had to help Tim, who does not have a pencil, our teacher David who is having taffy trouble with students who don’t do homework, and the custodian who cannot get the Ac to work. We played World’s Worst next, and discovered the worst grilled cheese store, can of gasoline, homework and cat scan. The good, the bad and the ugly gave us advice abou bullies stealing lunch money, fear of small spaces, navigating rotaries, and how to cope with a broken hand. We finished off the show with a game of Highlander, won by our auditioner Tim.

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BYOI – Do I have to go to WALL JAIL?!

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Our Youth Collective show at 6pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts was a blast, with Rob, Rose, Aidan, Gussy and Jeffrey! Our FAM was Domenic who would love to vacation in Florida to see his Granddad. We started off with a game of Sports Commentator, where we watched some fierce competition during the National Dog Walking Championships. Everything Emporium made Rose have to guess that her customers wanted a basketball that only works in the mud, a TV that rakes the leaves and a crop top with a rainbow on it. Story, Story Die was the story of Mary Poppins and the buttery popcorn that looked like teeth. She threw a tantrum in the aisle, and ran out of time.

Centerpiece had Aidan in three scenes, featuring Alabama, Plumbers and Food. Walls can talk, we weren’t convinced that the farm life was right for us, and there was far too much food! We finished up with a game of freeze tag. Coffee got all over the carpet, stretching is good before lifting and aging is relative.

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BYOI – Folding Is Your Life

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We had a blast with The late night show was super lively with Audrey, Erich, Emily, Daniel, Josh and Alessandra. Our FAM was Kristen, who was here to support our auditioner! She owns a doggie day care, and her favorite dog is a chiweenie, which I didn’t know was a dog until now! Google it. It’s adorable. She came to the show with her mortician husband, and they like going to tropical beaches. FAM Movie Critics had the dogs turn into pinatas, a meet cute, and stolen drinks.

Tableau started off with a Jamaican cafeteria, the beach, and the doggie daycare. Audrey wanted to get off the island in Revolver, before Erich was late for work in Excuses, Excuses! His car’s brakes were cut, then he was stuck behind a Memorial Day parade, and finally, someone stole his spleen.

Guidance Counselor was great! Audrey learned how to plagiarize, Daniel figured out how to erect things, and Alessandra really loved birds. World’s Worst then had the worst taxi driver, doggie day care, and Bermuda. This was followed by Fortunately, Unfortunately in the restroom with a radioactive pink bodysuit. The final game of the night was Highlander, with all the folding, a Worker’s Comp claim, and “my uterus!!”

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