BYOI – Pluto’s Soccer Mom

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Joelle was our FAM! She’s a personal trainer and does power lifting for fun. She would love to go on adventures exploring Australia with her friend Alica. FAM Sing It had a possible worker’s comp case with boxes.

Tableau was hilarious as we saw an awkward family Thanksgiving and skydiving in London with the Statue of Liberty, space, and the Eiffel Tower. Questions took place a work (or the lack thereof), the shopping mall, and a dance club where Candice had to avoid a creeper. Up next was Timmy In the Well, where Ian, Emily and Jonathan were the unfortunate dogs having to explain to Candice that Quail Man was in a car accident at the school playground.

Centerpiece had pie in the face and risks of surgery. World’s Worst followed this, with one liners about the worst nephew, sewer cleaner and Mountie. Follow That Action took place at the National Quidditch Championship, and the night ended with a musical recap with Finale Song!

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BYOI – Battling For Breadsticks

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We had a full house for our family friendly show at the Warwick Center For the Arts! It was a great show with Candice, Emily, Jonathan, David, Ally and Ian, as they made everyone laugh a bunch. Our FAM was Austyn! She’s a local nurse who will be celebrating her birthday tomorrow. She loves hanging out with her siblings and going to the gym. Her favorite birthday present was the dog she received for her 18th birthday. FAM Say It Again had nuggets needed luggage and tried to cross the road on a trip to Philadelphia.

Try That On For Size started off the fun with typing on teeth, hiding from explosions and shameful dabbing. Last Line, First Line went to London and made up crazy tea combinations. Ally had to figure out Emily’s fortune in Madame Zelda, with the help of spirits David, Candice and audience member Carolyn. She figured out Emily would dig a grave, adopt a hippopotamus, and get jumped on by someone & sent to space.

Revolver had thundersnow tornadoes, a first date to the car dealership and spinning in all directions. Story, Story Die told the story of hungry dingoes and distracting babies. We went with puppies to the chocolate shop, and visiting all the scary dogs. In the end, the babies and the puppies lived happily ever after thanks to the Snoop Shuffle. Up next was Helping Hands! Alan and an audience member helped out Jonathan and Ian while they boxed and threw javellins. The show ended with Busta Rap! The final three were Candice, Ally and Carolyn, but ultimately Ally won the battle.

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BYOI – Everything Is Awesome

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The BYOI Youth Collective had a small but very energetic show with Carolyn, Emmie and Rowan! Our FAM was Jessi, who loves Halloween and once dressed as Wednedsay Adams. She came with a group of friends. FAM Sing It had the kids at a Halloween party with edible eyeballs! Lurch was responsible letting them go to the mall only if they had eyes first.

Trolley Stop introduced us to a bunch of characters like grandmothers and Girl Scouts with $50 cookies. Good Cop, Bad Cop had Carolyn as the criminal! She threw a baseball with a spoon in a volcano with Wednesday Adams.

Spelling Bee was up next, with the girls spelling mother (“a person who loves me”), utopia (“the beautiful place where I can sleep”), and hippopotamus (“a large animal that likes friends”). Growing and Shrinking had misadventures with Floo Powder and wand accidents. The last game of the show was Quickest Minute, as the girls performed a one minute version of “The Lego Movie”.

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BYOI – The Scissors Don’t Give a Horse

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It’s our Late Night Saint Patrick’s Day Show at the Warwick Center for the Arts! On cast, we welcomed back Josh, and we had Emily, Daniel, Jonathan and Barbara. Our FAM was Darrell, who works for Johnson and Wales University in security and likes to visit Renaissance Faires as a melee fighter with a sword and dagger. He likes Batman, wanted to be an astronaut, likes Firefly and Serenity, and enjoys eating roast beef and rye toast. He suggests you don’t eat the turkey leg at the Ren Faire. We kicked things off with an Irish Ditty about Darrell. Action Figures came next, with Barbara and Josh being aided by our audience volunteers in the task of building an exercise room on the porch while drinking. Pillars brought us scary scissors to the Factory Witch Project. Wax and scissors, grapes were not wine and porcupines got cut.

Press Conference had Jonathan having to guess that he was Snow White and he invented Flying Shoes. Catch phrase brought us Daniel and Jonathan with an audience volunteer at the Ren Faire. In Story, Story Die, Ursula majored in hospitality at Johnson and Wales. Barbara died by Mermaids being taken beyond their potential. Audience member Allison won! Sports Commentator featured professional water fiddling potato sack racing. It was electrifying! Our show ended with Debate Club, where we argued the finer points of Batman vs. other superheroes.

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BYOI – We Have Each Other’s Back….Literally.

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It’s 7pm , time for BYOI’s Family Friendly Saint Patrick’s Day Show at the Warwick Center for the Arts. On cast we had David, Barbara, Jonathan, Daniel and Emily. Our FAM was Trinity, who wants to be a singing baker when she grows up. She has a Katy Perry song stuck in her head and would like to see an Irish step dancer. Penguins are her favorite animal and they are interesting because they live in the South Pole but they can swim in the cold water without freezing.  We kicked off the show with an Irish Ditty all about Trinity! Following that, we played a game of Trolley Stop where the cast and volunteers tried on all sorts of characters including tall cowboys with short horses, Irish step dancers, super suit salesmen, gorillas, baking competition contestants and air traffic control towers. Guidance Counselor was up next, where Barbara had to help Daniel with his problem of having to take too many bathroom breaks, David keeps losing his lunch in his pockets on the way to school, and Emily and our FAM were twins that lost their homework. Interrogation Lineup had our cast and volunteers having to confess and guess that they stole an umbrella and sang in the rain in California with Harriet Tubman.

Centerpiece had Jonathan anchoring scenes about artists, the South Pole, Squirreling away the cheesecake, and a Katy Perry fireworks emergency. Spelling bee brought us shenanigans with “Koooo-alas”, we spotted a dalmatian and got side-tracked by Sauron. Growing and Shrinking Machine featured singing bakers, southern soldiers, pretty ponies to play with, Frankenstein’s Lab and room cleaning. They stole the art and the baby was awake for the trip down the river.  Our last game was Quickest Minute. We did a production of Annie in a minute and under for our FAM Trinity!

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BYOI – Get a Rise Out of You

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It’s 6PM at the Warwick Center for the Arts, time for our Youth Collective to practice their skills and play! On cast tonight were Gabby, Carolyn, Rowan, Rose and Hedda. Our FAM was Michaela, whose favorite book series is Harry Potter. She came with her mom and is Gabby’s sister. She has three dogs; Ollie, Bill and Lilly. She likes to act and sing in her spare time. We started off with FAM Remake. Gabby was in the box, feathers were added, and the potion was a disaster. Kermit were flying, buttons were pressed, and Big Bird was teleported. Tableau featured butterbeer, Alaskan wildlife, underwater cotton candy and a prison predicament.

In Good Cop/Bad Cop, Gabby had to guess that she committed the horrible crime of vacuuming on the beach with Grover. Slogans brought us alternative advertising for YouTubers, squid, reading and pastry chefs. Last Line/First Line had London Survival by tea making and pizza attempts at a failed restaurant.

We finished off the show with Lines from a Cup. Cucumbers stuffed with pearls, unburdensome cold, and Spongebob laughing helped us wait to be King while no one’s hair was incredibly thick like Gaston’s!

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BYOI – A Thousand Eiffel Towers

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Our FAM was Jeannine! She works in finance and came to the show with her family. Jeannine’s not the typical Rhode Islander, since she’s visited a bunch of places and bought a boat at one of them. In FAM Say It Again, Daniel and Candice were rowing a boat in Canadian, and the whole family joined in for a driving test. The game had a ton of Rhode Islandisms!

What Are You Doing was fun with a search for Dunkin’ Donuts in Spain, Polish Pokemon Go, frozen tomatoes, and a steam cleaned mother in law. Candice and Andre were the hosts of Movie Critics, where “Crepes of Wrath” was being reviewed. The movie took place in fashionable France, and turned very intense with a flyaway crate and two toothpicks. Pavlovian Response was a ton of fun! Poor Candice was all over the room, since she had to run every time someone put a hand near their face. David had to keep sneezing when someone blinked, and Daniel tied the whole thing together by mentioning cheese anytime some ran.

Alphabet had scenes with RAs who didn’t like one another, and the epic yarn of the Great Chocolate Incident! This was followed by Spelling Bee, with cheese, bae, eucalyptus (a tasty tree that eats ants), and cheat, which somehow had a 15 word definition. Next up was Sit, Stand, Lie Down with Candice, Emily and Jake. They had a surprising amount of drama for being in second grade! The night ended in song with Curtain Call!

BYOI – It’s Not 9pm!

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Snow stopped, so we were able to play some games at our family friendly show! Daniel, Jonathan, Candice, David and Emily were on stage making everyone laugh. Our FAM was Julius! Today is his birthday, and he had chocolate cake and opened presents. His favorite present was a set of Wizard of Oz Pez dispensers. Last Halloween, he was ALL of the Oz characters, and I think I speak for everyone in saying we need to see a picture of that amazing costume. Julius wants to be an artist who draws trains when he grows up. FAM Remake had Julius moving out at 5 years old because of unsatisfactory grilled cheese. The chocolate version had a train-chocolate-train painting, and the Disney princess version had Jackson Pollack and squirrels.

Tableau showed us pictures of Disney World, the barn and a restaurant. Up next was First Line, Last Line! It’s Six Pack under a new name. Daniel and Jonathan had portals on the ship, David and Carolyn had a Captainless cereal, and Emily and Karen were a little verklempt. Candice followed this by committing a horrible crime in Good Cop, Bad Cop. She ate too many hot weiners in the Hundred Acre Woods with Alexander Hamilton.

Catch Phrase took place while David was setting up for the prom with Candice, our FAM and his mom! The kids needed to be treated better and David had to answer a ton of questions. Slogans was next, with one liners for trampolines, lip gloss, blueberries and typists. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly gave us advice about what to do when you’re bored, like bringing things with you; how to help with dry skin, by having an alligator lick it. The show ended with Lines From a Cu! Daniel was an all-star, and Candice wanted to buy smashed peanuts and buttery goo.

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BYOI – Hawaii Is the Smallest Country

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It’s Friday night, which means the BYOI Youth Collective show! Shane, Gabby, Hetta, Maddie, Carolyn, Rowan and Rose were on stage for the hour. Our FAM was Sophia, who is a student! She likes hanging out with her friends, reading and cheering. FAM Pillars felt like the noodle in the situation and glasses could be worn in Oregon.

Sports Commentator had the competitive cucumbers, as the kids painted with cucumber peels and made cucumber lasagna. Rowan was late for work again in Excuses, Excuses! First she overslept and forgot to take care of the kids; then she destroyed her kite used for biology experiments; and finally, she was taking care of her unicorn pegasus.

Rope was fun with a trip to Paris, cake chopping and dognapping. Three of the ladies tried a cheer triangle, but it was not a triangle in Sing It! The game was quite the workout. The show ended with Debate Club! The kids talked about math (and how blue isn’t relevant to math), tragedies, saying sorry too much and being rebellious.

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BYOI – Stinky The Kid

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Our Late Night Show at the Warwick Center for the Arts featured David, Daniel, Kennedy, Ian, Amy and Emily. Our FAM was Nelsy, who works as a Psychiatric Nurse. She likes Chinese food and is married to Mike, who is a grumpy bread distributor. She has an emotional 7-year-old at home.

Nelsy was distributing things like the mail, bread and her husband’s money into things she wanted in FAM Remake. Dad had to lick the kid’s stinky feet in the emotional drama version. So many expectations!  The final version had crazy snoring and hallucinations.

The audience volunteers had fun with Try That On For Size, where David had mind control, Jake used a banana phone and Ian stroked little bunny ears. Up next was Meanwhile, there was a massacre at the wall for the Prison for Wayward Guards. Meanwhile, the kid had bread on her feet at school, and everyone laughed. Following that, David had guests for Party Quirks! Amy was Bahamian beach, Ian was Netflix & Chill, and Rose was a chicken nugget. Two-Headed Monster was a blast, with the monster trying to get Emily a sweet tattoo. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t show its own tattoo.

Slogans was next, with one-liners for IT Managers, morticians, Sham Wow and carpenters! All of those one liners put us in a serious mood, so we played Serious Scene next! No one could stay serious, so Daniel had a ton of firings! Not one of them was qualified to be a doctor. The night ended with an epic battle during Busta Rap! In an upset, Amy was the rap master!

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