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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 – 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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BYOI – The Expression To Say It

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We had a great family friendly show with Daniel, Erich, Josh, Emily, Audrey, and Alessandra! Our FAM was Millie! She has sisters, and she loves cosplay. She was one of the characters from Jem and the Holograms for the last Comic Con, and she is a proud My Little Pony collector. She’d like to move somewhere without pollen, and a fun animal combination for her is a chihuaua/unicorn. FAM Six Pack had an executive chef for the local buffet, a globby gem, and a tuna hat.

Sports Commentator started off the show, with Emily and audience member Sue in a crazy tooth brushing competition with a surprising amount of sabotage. Remake had a dad finding out about all of his daughter’s crushes. The historical sci-fi version made the crushes our country’s founding fathers, before moving into the western fantasy version. Everything Emporium followed that, where Alessandra was helping her customers looking for crazy things. Josh needed vacuuming Easter eggs, Daniel needed a forgetful whale, and audience member Juan was looking for worry.

Centerpiece had it all there in black and blue and chalk signing. Up next was Story, Story, Die! Fairy tales were mixed up, the witch’s phone kept ringing, and a new house was built. The second to last game was Freeze Tag! We met a pirate with a peg leg, fingernails that were on fire, and Daniel had all the emotions. The show ended with a musical recap with Closing Song!

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BYOI – Brains and Soil

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The Youth Collective had their first show of 2018 with Rose, Gussy, Jeffrey, Sydni, Aidan and Rob! Our FAM was Karen! She works for a storage company and her favorite color is the color of her son’s eyes. The kids played Sit, Stand and Lie Down, where they brought a hose with donuts. Up next, Rose was looking for love in the Dating Game. She had to choose between a shovel, a waitress, and a dinosaur. It was fun!

Spelling Bee had the kids spelling and defining words like door (a wooden plank), park (grass is everywhere in the park and in the place), merury, and diaphragm. The dog was missing again, and the house disappeared in Vegas in Questions. Finally, we played Fortunately/Unfortunately! We learned the new story of Rapunzel, her extensions, Monopoly alimony, and a shark fight!

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BYOI – The Wand or The Screwdriver

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We’re back for our late night show! This time we had Daniel, Audrey, Erich and Barbara. Our FAM should have been Jonathan, but he trolled us and threw yours truly in the FAM cup. We learned about my cats Nibbles and Stormageddon, my day job, and what would win in a fight: a wand or a sonic screwdriver. FAM Growing and Shrinking with a cat hair wand, board games with a 2 sized die and a tortured call center worker.

Cuddles was stuck in the ceiling in Action Figures, and he may have brought raccoon friends and built a second floor on the house. Questions was next, with floor pancakes, bowling in the chess alley, it was all a dream. The Dating Game had Barbara looking for love, as Audrey was $1,000,000, Paul was Madonna and Daniel was Six Flags.

Catch Phrase had Erich in charge of Barbara and audience member Paul at Hogwarts. They were learning to turn dogs different colors, and were concerned about jumping on the table, eating Ajax and a tuition scam. Spelling Bee was next, with hard words like  around (going circularly straight circumnavigating around the circle!), sparse, horrible, despicable, and atrocious. Sit, Stand and Narcolepsy had a family trip to Sonic with 87 milkshakes and constitutional tater tots. The night ended with Curtain Call, as the cast recapped the show in song.

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