BYOI – Semi Annual Quarterly Report

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It’s our second of three Monday night shows and this time we were at a local corporate event working with the companies H.R. department. We did a two-hour workshop followed by a show! Our FAM for the show was Elliana who is an intern, loves doing the quarterly narrative and loves her career choice. We began with Remake where we saw the “Disney” musical about the Twelve Dwarfs in the Muchkin HR Department.

Trolley Stop saw ballerinas a dancing and selfies at the right angle. Two-Headed Monster taught us that a career as a waiter can be difficult when setting up the glasses and silverware. Chainsaw had a Wellness Dude in the Galapagos Islands with a Drum become a Grave Digger in a dance hall with a baseball bat. Debate Club agreed that there should be a Semi-Annual Quarterly Report and Action Figures ALMOST got us into the Gym. Finally, one of the audience members, Kaylie won a Highlander that saved a young man from the ice pool.

Thanks so much for having us!

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BYOI – I Don’t Know How to Hula Hoop

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Happy Friday the 13th!! Spending the late night show laughing with Daniel, Jonathan, Josh, Emily, Ian and David was a blast. Our FAM was Liz! She’s a baker who is currently getting over an injury. She likes Celtic Magic, New York cheesecake, and her kitties, Ghost, CJ, Kitty Meatface, and Kevin Costner. The cast then serenaded Liz in FAM Welcome Song!

Action Figures started off the night with David and Josh auditioning for Riverdance and teaching us that pants pockets are in pants.  Guidance Counselor was very musical. Daniel was a ghost who was turning solid, our FAM Liz was dealing with puberty, and Jonathan was turning to clay. Excuses, Excuses had David late for work, but he didn’t know why! He ended up burning his breakfast, but then a tree fell on the roof of his house, before he ended up finding himself in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Remake was a bunch of fun, with a three person version of “Labrynth” redone as a Western, 80s workout, and silent film. It was hilarious! Greatest Hits had songs about a beanbag chair, hot vinyl on legs, ottomans and empires, amd toxic waste. Emily deserves a medal! Serious Scene followed that great game, as the cast did a serious scene about Liz’s work injury. The night ended with an epic battle about dumpster cats in Busta Rap.  In the end, Emily was the master!

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BYOI – Hahvarrrrhda

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It’s 7pm on Friday and you know it is because Josh, Emily, Jonathan, David and Ian are here performing at BYOI! Our FAM tonight is Maureen who is a Career Services Officer at Harvard and her husband is an IT specialist. She enjoys writing a book about relationships that she hopes to become a play and then a movie. In FAM Reunion we saw Maureen at work where too many cute pictures were posted and that created assault with a shelayly.

In What Are You Doing?, we saw cooking with an Easy Bake Oven, playing the World Tea Cup and Yo-Yo Yoga. Then in Catch Phrase, we saw that unflavored Jell-O earns you more. Good Cop, Bad Cop had Emily committing the crime of picking strawberries at Logan airport with Minny Mouse. Next up in Questions we saw the wheel get invented and then unused. Spelling Bee gave us Hahvarrrrrrrrrhda where one of the old buildings was there for eons. We saw Beauty in the Beast where we put out Lumiere. Finally, in Irish Ditty, we type our reports in a pot.

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BYOI – The Sunflower Connection

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Another fun show was had with Krissy, Amy, Audrey, Erich, Daniel and Barbara during our late night show! Our FAM was Fritzi, who turned 44 today!! She’s a 5th grade teacher who is currently designing a camp. Fritzi likes gardening, and she’s the mom of two wonderful daughters, Shae and Aidan. She has a few people who bug her, like those who gossip or are miserable. FAMily Reunion had Fritzi at work where there was a child in the desk, the papers were being shredded for no reason, and staying out in the sun made you have to do paperwork.

What Are You Doing had a bunch of random things like making a souffle, searching for Mars on a telescope, undressing mole rats, and grading fifth grade. Centerpiece had sunflowers, the quadriatic cupid letters, and brownies in every cupboard. Everything Emporium had all of the things in Amy’s store! Erich was looking for a pencil that can only write in cursive, Krissy needed a gold coin that would turn her into a time traveler, and audience member Paul needed a worm with hiccups.

Questions was crazy, where rights were read, time with the therapist, questionable pills, and a newborn’s existential crisis. Famous Last Words followed this, with the end times of a dog, Marty McFly, Napoleon, and bleach. Next up was Quickest Minute, as Daniel, Barbara and a very brave audience member did increasingly frantic versions of Rapunzel. It was a blast! The night ended with Sing It! Princess Aidan stole a cow to become queen. However, the cow wanted to be queen instead!

Happy birthday, Fritzi!

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BYOI – I Know The Alphabet

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We had a super fun family friendly show with Audrey, Krissy, Barbara, Daniel, Erich and Amy!  Our FAM was Zoe! She wants to be a teacher when she grows up. She’s reading a book about a princess superhero, likes playing Zingo with her sister Eliza, and going to the beach. If Zoe had superpowers, she said she’d like to have super vision, which she would use for evil. FAM Typewriter told the story of Princess Zoe and her Pusheen party.

Try That On For Size had eye makeup in the worst way, sausage making, and apparently not dinging Erich out! Pillars was next, with shirt buttons, shirt tie, and multi-tees, but not just tees. Excuses, Excuses was next, where Erich’s bus had a flat tire before he was attacked by a purple duck. If that wasn’t crazy enough, a meteorite fell to Earth and turned the season to autumn!

Alphabet had Cat Girl and her laser pointer, and we learned that you should always have treats on hand in order to summon Dog Boy. Audrey and Krissy lost their flower shop to someone with a cape, which didn’t amuse them at all. Up next was Slogans, with groaners about Chicago, the park, bread knives, toasters, and princesses. Highlander had our FAM Zoe helping out, where she was the valedictorian of the second grade! She’s gonna be a teacher someday! No cheating allowed! The show ended with Finale Song, with the cast singing a recap of the show.

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BYOI – Acid & Base

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It is a Monday night and BYOI is out at a STEM camp at Brown University with Myself, Emily, David, Barbara and Tim! We had an extra long show tonight with two separate FAMs, Lauren and Dan. Lauren loves to sit around and read and thinks it is strange if you trip UPstairs. Dan enjoys Parenthood, yet does not enjoy teen drama. We began the night with Pillars where the National Yarn competition created a mess of floppy dolphins and tiny monkeys. In Try That On for Size, we swam all night and showed that we were fabulous! The Two-headed Monster only liked cleaning up burgers at Burger King and Quickest Minute gave us Cinderella in just 5 seconds. Timmy in the Well had Tim guessing that Neil DeGrasse Tyson got stuck in a garbage disposal on the moon. Action Figures showed us that it is difficult to make a pizza and Debate Club asked, “If Cinderella’s shoe with perfectly… how did it fall off?”

After a brief intermission, we were back with Remake asking which came first, the egg, the chicken, or the Western Omelette. Trolley Stop gave us Robots, Can You Believe it Girls and The Mystery of the Girl on the Bench. Centerpiece had David in four different scenes and he was shook… out of a tree. Chainsaw saw a Theoretical Physicist, in Wakanda with bread become, Grand Moff Tarkin in the woods with soda. Freeze Tag taught us that no ring is big enough for an engagement and Highlander taught us that Acid, Base and rock may cause cool kids to shake violently. Finally, we sang the group out with Curtain Call.

Thanks so much for having us again! We will be back in just a few short weeks!

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BYOI – How To You Like Being Polka?

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We had another great show tonight with Amy, Barbara, Emily, David, Daniel and Tim! Our FAM was Aidan, who just graduated from our Youth Collective. She wants to go to Disneyworld someday, and she loved telling embarrassing stories of her sister, and of the time when Daniel embarrassed her in class.  We’ve loved watching her grow up! Aiden and David hosted FAM Typewriter, which had a story of crazy dogs and their cones of shame.

Try That On For Size had a new arm, stress, and a velcro hat. Alphabet needed soul, had a terrible boyfriend, and Paul was lost. Next up, Amy was the therapist in Marriage Counselor. Tim believed he was a unicorn, Daniel was allergic to Fresca, and together, they hated their children Hansel & Gretel.

Pillars had a sock who just wanted to be supportive, the watermelon had problems, and finger meant so much. From there, we jumped to Famous Last Words, with the parting words of Jennifer Lopez, Minnesota, shoes, and Xanax. Highlander had Amy, David, Tim and Aidan’s mom Fritzi doing a frantic “Wizard of Oz” with Tim winning the game. The night ended with Irish Ditty!

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BYOI – A Whole New Coconut

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We had a great family friendly show with David, Tim, Emily, Amy, Daniel and Barbara to start off the holiday weekend. Our FAM was Abby! She’s part of our Youth Collective and is homeschooled. She loves that the order of classes changes, and in her free time she likes reading fiction books.

FAM Sing It! started off the show, with tasty cake made of random flavors. Trolley Stop had detectives, kitties, and Elmer Fudds. Meanwhile had al dente marshmallows, but they weren’t chewy enough. Books came from the Times, and the words in the trees were just syllables. Everything Emporium was up next, with Tim trying to sell strange things. Daniel needed his grandmother’s diaries on an old computer, Amy needed a perplexed sword, and Barbara needed a llama with anteater parts.

Two Headed Monster had a monster who ate books whole; especially the sequels! We followed that with Rope with rowing homeschoolers and only a few ropes. Growing and Shrinking had difficult family photos and flea circus intermission. The show ended in song with Do Run!

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BYOI – Ziggy the Dog’s Adventures

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Welcome to the final Youth Collective show before summer break! We had a great show with Gussy, Abby, Matthew, Shae and Aidan. Our FAM was Amy! She loves the color magenta because it brings life to things. She came to the show with her daugthers, who wanted to see their friend in the cast. The family has a cool dog and an unknown number of goldfish!

The night started off with Tableau. We saw the dog’s ball thrown in the yard, the crumpled napkin at a restaurant, and the mess in Shae’s room. Next up was Chainsaw! We started with a baker in the desert with a butterfly net, and ended with a short order cook with an iron.

Sing It followed that fun game, where the dog made it up and down the slide. Thankfully, he had health insurance and ended up just fine. Debate Club ended the show, with the cast debating sisterhood. We learned about laziness, debt, and nocturnal teens.

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BYOI – Tyrannosaurus Oedipus Rex

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Our Late Night Comedy Show at the Warwick Center for the Arts was a Birthday Blast for our FAM Marcia, with Erich, Ian, Tim, Emily and Daniel on the cast. Marcia works in medical billing, enjoys strawberry cheesecake, would love to go to Vegas and someday might like to have a pet pit bull. Sing It featured whispering mammals, cheesecake and trying really hard to get excited. Trolley Stop introduced such characters as smoking gentlemen, detectives following trails, catty co-workers and paranoid future prisoners. Two-Headed Monster helped Harry find his wand. Daniel was Madam Zelda and he had to guess that Emily would get in a car accident this week, will swim with a shark and have a baby, and will wear two left shoes. Movie Critics was all about “Pit of Bulls”, a Sci-Fi film about lovers scorned and their lively adventures. Debate Club caused all kinds of arguments about honesty, cheesecake, inner peace, and A Christmas Story. Growing and Shrinking Machine had Hawaiian Beaches, works of art, exercise, dancing digit boogies and sensitive cookies. We ended the show with Highlander!

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