BYOI – 200 Over Par

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Finishing the night with our Late Night show with our cast Erich, Meredith, Josh, Emily, Audrey and Ian. We also have our FAM Dan, who plays a lot of Destiny 2 on PlayStation, wants to be in business and run the Honey Nut Cheerios ad company and replace the Bee with a Bear. In our first game, Growing & Shrinking Machine, we had big fish, little fish and way over par!

Next up in Serious Scene, miniature golf took on a whole new meaning. Then in Guidance Counselor Meredith helped with parental divorce, concussions and helped fix the Septic System Plumbing at McDonald’s.  Now it’s the Dating Game where Erich had to guess between a pair of gloves, Justin Beber and Plymouth Rock. Then in Two-Headed Monster, we found the bean… but we need more! Next up is World’s Worst, with a pocket knife that was just pockets, pizza topped with beans, and screwdriver from Ikea. Moving on to Tableau where The Less Than Chocolate Factory, A wet Plymouth Rock and A Galaxy not so far away. Finally in Sing It, we saw the Coffee Beans as a snack at Target.

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BYOI – Earn a Badge

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Good evening and here we are at BYOI’s Family Friendly Show where we have Erich, Josh, Meredith, Emily, Audrey and Ian. Our FAM tonight is Jamie, who is a contractor, hates Atlantic City and thinks his entourage is awesome! For our first game, Sing It, the house has no roof and the house may be made out of bread.

So we are off with Sit, Stand & Lie Down Ariel can’t go hiking and the witch thinks she is OK. Then in Remake, we learned that we should always pack a plastic bag and a package of Gummy Bears. Next up in Marriage Counselor, Emily keep stealing the little socks from the shoe department, our fun regular Paul, likes turning into a pickle and together they keep taking Gorillas from the Zoo. From there we have Centerpiece where Josh was on an Atlantic City Tour, was an island inhabitant, was allergic to fairy dust and really hates Poke’mon kids. Next in Busta Rap, Ian had to finish the rap with Jamie! Moving to Freeze Tag where Josh had trouble churning butter, lots of testing items and you are only allowed to go to school if you are dying. Finally, we finished with Curtain Call and sung to all of our audience members.

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BYOI – Mary Wants Lamb

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Good evening and welcome to BYOI’s Youth Collective show recap! Tonight, we have Rob, Carolyn, Jeffery, Jeff, Matthew and Ethan and our FAM tonight, Kevin! Kevin is an operations manager who fixes problems and loves the Walking Dead. So in our first game, Fortunately, Unfortunately, Mary’s lamb just wanted food… And so did Mary.

Next up was Madam Zelda where had to guess that her customer went to a casino, someone will throw a pickle and then find a magic wand. Then in Because I Said So, you can be born before your parents and you dry up if you don’t get enough sleep. We are on to Questions where we should not put toys in the sink and the customer is always right. Then finally in Busta Rap Carolyn got to wrap all by themselves at the end!

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BYOI – Doppy Doodle Dandy

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Our Late Night Comedy Show at the Warwick Center for the Arts featured Ally, Audrey, David, Amy and Emily. Our FAM was Jonathan,  who wants to visit the West Coast, but doesn’t want to scuba dive. His dream job would involve cybersecurity. If money were no object he would buy a gaming PC and play Nautica. We started off the show with a Do Run for our FAM. Quickest Minute had us reenact the entirety of the Studio Ghibli film, Ponyo. During Pillars, the actual Slime was acting in the film. We had to make mac and cheese in the chair and got surgery to help us smell our way to the top! Chainsaw began as a chimney sweep in an underwater hydrothermal vent with a lawn dart, but ended with a construction worker inside a sewer with an apple.

Sing It was incredible, with such amazing musical numbers as “grilled cheese”,  “I’ll have a root beer float” and “I don’t want to be fried”. Story, Story, Die introduced us to the story of how California got the biggest ocean ship. It was too late for Audrey, who died by flesh-eating sea cucumber. Sports Commentator highlighted the finals in the breaking Olympics. The floorboards didn’t survive, and the vase was shattered. Shards were counted, but there were 513 and there was a penalty for that. We finished up with a spelling bee!

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BYOI – Wowie Zowie!

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It’s 7pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts and our Family Friendly Show featured David, Daniel, Ally, Audrey, Emily and Amy. Our FAM was Steven, who loves to act. His dream role would be Hamilton. He likes to exercise and has a dog named Apollo. FAMily Reunion was all about Christmas at Steven’s House. Hopeful gifts weren’t enough, pine needle cleaning commences, and tickets for sale!

Serious Scene brought us to a buffet. Mac and Cheese was served to the animals who couldn’t get enough. Someone took the chicken wings, tasting is better with spoons, and hot sauce pours better from up above. We cleaned that up and moved on to Questions, during which we set up a mini-golf triathlon, read all the rules in all the languages, and the zebra got some work done on its stripes. The camel didn’t pay, the janitors couldn’t buy magazines from the bicycling lion, and sandwiches were missing cheese. Madam Zelda made Ally have to guess that David’s dog caught on fire, he fell down a manhole, and he got a ticket to Hamilton. Catch Phrase had moose wings and cheese, a face full of ice and some trouble finding the facilities. Because I Said So answered such questions as “what’s onomatopoeia?” And “why was apple pie invented?” And “if glue is non-toxic, why can’t you eat it?”

Fortunately/Unfortunately taught us about jobs, self-employment, and ways to make money. We wrapped the show up with Busta Rap!

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BYOI – La La La Gracias

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The Youth Collective had a spectacular show here at the Warwick Center for the Arts! On cast, we had Stephen, Rob, Carolyn, Jeffrey, and Matthew. Our FAM was Sarah, who teaches high school Spanish. She doesn’t have much free time, but when she has some she uses it to watch TV. We kicked the show off with a round of Quickest Minute. Robin Hood robbed from the rich but there were taxes, and he shot a bow with his bow, instead of an arrow. Hearts and tournaments were won, but the evil stepsister didn’t survive. Interrogation Line Up had our Youth Collective have to guess that they were guilty of cheating at hopscotch on a farm with Scarlett Johannson.

Back in My Day we didn’t have scientists. We just guessed, asked mom, and worried. We didn’t have Netflix, so we had to watch the commercials, buy VHS, rent at Blockbuster and go out to the movies. We didn’t have toothbrushes, so we didn’t keep our teeth.

Pillars was a game of cat and mouse. The kitchen was guarded and we had to dog because cheese. Sing It taught us homework was better in Spanish, Taco Bell gracias and my mouth ate my homework.

 

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BYOI – Talk To The Whisk

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We had a great late night show with Ally, Jonathan, David, Emily and Barbara at the Warwick Center For the Arts! Our FAM was Ben! He’s a math teacher, and he likes helping the anxious students learn to like math. He loves his girlfriend Tori and playing D&D on Sundays. FAM Day In the Life had Ben’s eggs given to the bad student and food was used to solve math.

Highlander had a partially musical Robin Hood, and Emily ended up perorming and singing alone in the end! Centerpiece had Jonathan in the middle, with rogue Mario Kart and all the sausage dishes. Timmy In the Well had Cher in trouble at the Hollywood sign, where she lost her wigs! Oh no!

Short Cutz started off with a teacher with a cholesterol problem, the hospital had a rash of deaths due to chicken breath, and there was a toll on the Yellow Brick Road. Spelling Bee had the cast and a few audience members spelling and defining words like kid, crepe and purple. Sit, Stand and Lie down and Ally, Emily and audience member Hosea really wanting bagels, but they drank too much chicken broth the night before. Brunch sisters ended up betrayed in the end! Say It Again ended the night, with Emily singing, chicken in the dorm, and grill marks.

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BYOI – Mary’s Wonderful Life

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We had a great family friendly show at the Warwick Center For the Arts with Barbara, Ally, Jonathan, David, Emily and Josh! Our FAM was Mary! She’s in the 5th grade and likes literature class. In her free time, she likes reading and horses, and used to have pet rats. FAM Typewriter followed Mary and her best friend Ava through recess and a very cultured day travelling all the way to Connecticut, before travelling through Rhode Island.

The Quickest Minute had Josh, Barbara and audience member Rob performing increasingly frenzied versions of “Cinderella”. Pillars had Ally channeling her inner beast, and tons of carrots came out and dentistry was the way. Interrogation Lineup brought in a bunch of criminals for questioning. Thankfully, we figured out the mystery of who threw rocks down the slide at Walmart with Britney Spears. It was a group effort between David, Jonathan and Ally!

Alphabet had pizzaz, a class delinquent, and overwhelming customers. This was followed by Back In My Day, before Netflix, spoons, or zoos. Follow That Action had the search for lunch money and an expensive whistle. Finally, we played Sing It! It took place at the happiest place on the teacup ride! French fries and tetanus shots for all!

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BYOI – Must Hate Easter

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The kids had a great Youth Collective show with Aidan, Juan, Emie, Rose and Luke! Our FAM was Myah! She’s an 8th grader and loves drawing. She’s into romance books, horror and Halloween. FAM Highlander was fun, with lots of money made and Easter being ruined. After that, it was time for Luke to be arrested for cleaning his ears in front of the TV with Hulk at Walmart in Good Cop, Bad Cop!

World’s Worst had really bad dog food testers, dinosaur hunters, and nail clippers. Typewriter told the story of New Year’s Eve with cotton candy on top. I had one footed dancing, great sales, and a mayor! The show ended with Wii Volleyball training interrupted by no internet and new shoes.

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BYOI – Dreams Of Dogicorns and Ice Cream

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We had a super fun time at Providence Improv Fest’s family friendly block. Thanks so much to Elderberry Jam for being amazing and getting the audience in a great mood beforehand. Our special show at 95 Empire had Daniel, David, Ian, Barbara, Erich, Jonathan and Audrey making everyone laugh. The FAM for the show was Cailin, who is in the 6th grade. She gave a great FAM interview, where she impressed the cast with her love of math and oreo ice cream, and where she also invented a dog/unicorn hybrid. In FAM Greatest Hits, Daniel sang the “Tiny Unicorn” which went up the charts to tin foil, according to Jonathan. After that, Ian sang a poppy tune about math and ice cream.

Try That On For Size started off the participation part, with stair licking, running through the woods, and trying to miss school by making a mark on your forehead. Chainsaw followed that, with the cast and 2 brave audience members trying to make it down the line with a door to door ice cream salesman at a carousel with a pencil. The game went off track a few times, and ended up incorrectly with a dog sitter or a bratty little brother in an apple orchard, rodeo or mansion with a cheeseburger or jar of peanut butter. It was fun to watch!

Up next, we had the craziest Action Figures I’ve ever seen in my years of blogging the shows. Daniel and Erich were moved around by 2 audience members as they played a game of hopscotch. It went exactly how you would picture Action Figures hopscotch, with twisting, odd movements, and Erich on the ground. The last game of the show was Curtain Call, with Barbara and Jonathan on guitar. The cast did a recap of the show in song, and we learned that playing hopscotch may have been better with butterscotch.

Thanks again to our great openers, Elderberry Jam, and thanks to Providence Improv Fest for having us! We can’t wait until next year!

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