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BYOI – Puppyfishbrain

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We had another great show with Amy, Jonathan, Josh, Emily, David and Audrey! Our FAM was Danue–I mean, Renee! She loves karaoke, painting and writing young adult fiction. FAM Reunion had Renee in Vegas with her cats at a dog communicator show. Along the way, her evil twin and the villain in her story showed up, and the cats were not amused.

Helping Hands had Jonathan and David frantically setting up for a party, but there was a fire along the way. They tried to grill meat, but it was difficult with a very small spatula. Movie Critics showed us the French film, “Le Giraffe,” which was about Geoffrey the Giraffe after the demise of Toys ‘R Us. Poppy joined him at the zoo, and a volcano erupted at the end. Next up was Timmy In the Well, where Amy had to figure out that Mr. Rogers had a flat tire in Hawaii.

Two Headed Monster had the monster at a bar, but the drinks were too fruity and not stiff enough. Audrey was a tough bartender, and demanded payment only in song. From there, we jumped over to Spelling Bee! There were some dubious definitions of words like ball, pencil, whizzbang, garbage, and hippopotamus. Try That On For Size had everyone doing weird things like checking a hippo’s temperature, milking an angry cow, and fistbumping all the people. The night ended with Say It Again, where Kevin Costner the cat was a really picky eater, Mr. Kittymeatface loved almost everyone, and we saw some amazing direction for the weirdest movie ever.

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BYOI – Agressive Knitting

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We had a fun family friendly show with Audrey, Amy, David, Emily, Josh and Jonathan. Our FAM was Marguerite! She’s a retired nurse who loves word search puzzles and knitting. She’d like to visit Rome to see the Pope, and she came to the show with the fantastic Cheryl and David. FAM Typewriter showed us the introduction of Marguerite and Roland, lots of scarves, a knitted bandage, and a trip with the kids.

Growing and Shrinking had stolen cheesy puffs, an iffy friendship, things covered in goo, and prize tickets. Sing It had the police at the scene of aggravated knitting. It was a ton of fun! Next up, Jonathan was Mickey Mouse, who discovered instant teleportation in Press Conference.

Meanwhile had a hungry bull who couldn’t run people over or eat them, and really expensive hummus. From there, we went over to Slogans. The cast and a few brave audience members came up with one liners for turtles, swords, immersion blenders, and photo therapy. Trolley Stop then introduced us to members of the USS Enterprise, snake hunters, combative chickens, and snakes. The show ended with Do Run, as the cast sang about our FAM!

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BYOI – Saxophones of Anger

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What a fun night for our late night show witn Audrey, Jonathan, Krissy, David, Tim, and Daniel! Our FAM was Shannon, who is a college student. She wants to grow up to play with animals and not eat them. Shannon does improv and acapella at Wheaton College, where she met our own Audrey! FAM Last Line, First Line had the Eiffel Tower being supported, clown camp, and zombies!

The show started off with Good, Bad, and Ugly. We learned out to stay hydrated…or not, what to do with spaghetti (protip: don’t thow it at mom), and how to perform improv. Lines From a Cup was a blast! Daniel and Jonathan were joined by a brave audience member. They were on a commune farm with a Wookie, and Audrey approved of that message. Next up was Pavlovian Response, with a hamster on a train. There was lots of face touching, pulse taking, and pushups. Sorry, Tim!

Say It Again had Krissy rooming with David and audience member Paul. The guys had weird pizza habits, and the lease said no cows. Rope spaghetti between fingers, building climbing, bad ratings, and a souffle for one. Tableau followed this, with scenes at Wheaton College, France, and the zoo. The final game of the night was Highlander! David, Tim, Audrey and Jonathan were playing kids playing with blocks. Duplos were trash, windows weren’t green, and the code said everything needed to be three bricks tall.

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BYOI – A-Team!

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We had a fun family friendly show with Jonathan, Audrey, Daniel, David, Krissy, and Tim! Our FAM was Antigone, who is a mom and bartender. She loves reading romance novels, but not sappy sad ones. FAM Remake had a French film about hiding in a restaurant where a brother was guilted to death. Thankfully, love could conquer all when it came to an alien invasion, and fluffy bunny pajamas were acceptable dinner atire.

Freeze Tag had the conquering of sides of the bedroom, car keys in the ravine, and a hippo needed to get in the tub. Revolver had a single corn instead of a unicorn and a 9 year old learning how to woo a girl. From there, Tim had company in Party Quirks! Audrey was a koala that drinks tea, Krissy was really angered by straws, and audience member Kat was a music fangirl.

This was followed by Last Line, First Line! We witnessed a really enthusiastic shopping trip and really weird products. Up next was Quick Scenes, with uncoordinated twins, pet hair everywhere, and environmentally friendly vandalism. Sports Commentator had the laundry and dishes done super fast. Finally, the show ended with Curtain Call.

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BYOI – Work, Work, Work

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The new Youth Collective group had a great first show with Rose, Aidan and Jeffrey. Our FAM was Ryan! He loves Star Wars, and works at a warehouse and with paintball. When he’s not at work, he likes reading and not worrying about work.

Fortunately/Unfortunately told the story about two stars and Superman’s dog. New Born had a griffin who gave birth to Abraham Lincoln. Quick Scenes had all the coffee, paintball, and cheese pizza.

The cast visited a potato farm in Remake, but couldn’t find any that hadn’t touched dirt. They had to redo it where they were fighting for their lives, and then redid it again “Sesame Street” style. The final game of the show was Busta Rap, where Jeffrey ended up beating out Aidan and Rose.

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BYOI – Two Poor Geese

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We had another great show with Jonathan, Emily, Josh, Audrey, Ian and Daniel. Our FAM was Jay, who is going to school for pottery and clay arts. Transylvanian architure and being able to create little owls and sloths are hobbies of theirs. They came to the show with Charity! FAM Growing and Shrinking had sloths, a tree hugger, and all the things were on fire.

Freeze Tag had a “Mary Had a Little Lamb” in techno, weird socks, an evolving fish, and a birthday pony! In Last Line, First Line, it was really cramped but warm, Erich was a super messy eater, and living in a toaster caused problems. From there, Emily reluctantly had company in Party Quirks. Daniel was a Portuguese beach, Josh was afraid of carrots, and audience member Josiah was a pegasus who tasted like whoopie pie.

Next up was Revolver! Audrey and Tim were trying to screw a dog into a car, Ian taught Motown lessons, and audience member Jared’s shark suit had a fin in the back. Quick Scenes had a little bit country, an awkward visit to the doctor, and catfishing. Sports Commentator followed this, where we learned you should never use your legs to start a lawnmower in the lawnmowing championship. The night ended with Welcome Song, with the cast recapping the show in song.

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BYOI – Come At Me, Hobbit!

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Happy Friday from BYOI! We had a great show with Daniel, Ian, Emily, Audrey, Josh and Jonathan. Our FAM was Ali! She’s a 5th grader who loves art, romantic comedies, and Irish step dancing. She came to the show with her loving mom and annoying sister. FAM Revolver had bad superpowers and a lying weatherman.

Fortunately, Unfortunately had Jack at the beanstalk, but he broke his nail at the top! There was no rain above the clouds, but there was rain on a pool party with a shoe falling from the sky. Remake had a Girl Scout trying to sell cookies to her diabetic grandmother. The first redo was a 50’s sci-fi version with rechargable robots, while the second one was a documentary with kids learning fiscal responsibility. Finally, the art instructional version was a performance art piece about the idle consumer.

New Born was a blast! Emily and audience member Paul were Bob Ross and Machu Pichu, who were the proud parents of baby vegetable balls. Guidance Counselor had Ian eating alone in the restroom, Audrey as a hamster who liked using her claws, and a brave audience member as an art teacher with kids who kept eating bad stuff. Up next was Post It, with the moon+thrift store coupon, fireman+Mike’s pastry, deserted island+marshmallow peep, and New Zealand+gladiator. Sit, Stand and Lie Down had an upset snap, and lots of lying down on the job. The final game was Busta Rap! In the end, it came down to Audrey and audience member Rose, with Audrey winning the battle.

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BYOI – Pizza Squirrels!

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Carlena and Carolyn rocked their Youth Collective show for the first show of the night! Our FAM was Rumly! She is helping a courier and getting better at it. She enjoys hanging out with friends and contests, and once dyed the woll of a prize sheep.

The Quickest Minute had Felicity and Jenna trying to be the world record fence jumpers. Carolyn and Carlena were joined by Audrey for Marriage Counselor, where Carolyn was obsessed with squirrels, Audrey collected fidget spinners, and they didn’t have the same taste in music. Thankfully, Carlena was a great therapist!

Famous Last Words had the endings for sheep, teachers, spaghetti, and sneaky people. Up next was Questions, where the pancake was taking forever to cook and the girls were thinking yes to snowballs. The show ended with Sing It, with squirrels in the pizza factory.

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BYOI – SOY-onara!

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We finished the night off strong with Audrey, Josh, Ian, Jonathan, Daniel and Amy! Our FAM was Lisa who is a retail shoe manager. She told us about a highend running shoe. She’s into hunting deer and reading, and would like to visit Australia someday. The cast then serenaded Lisa in FAM Do Run!

Follow That Action had Ian encounter a some bears in the woods while searching for the Witch Tree. Catch Phrase took us to Central Falls, where the guys were honest and had to leave. Marriage Counselor had Josh and audience member Jacob having trouble. Ian had to figure out that Josh kept leaving the toilet seat up, Jacob couldn’t stop farting in bed, and together, they were addicted to methane.

Questions had cheesy jokes, a locker filled with tacks, and everyone messed with Jonathan’s love for Star Wars. Famous Last Words was next, with the endings for agents, cell phones, tofu, and Jedi. Serious Scene needed eucalyptus pills for koalas with a very personal problem. Debate Club had the cast arguing about Steven King, pronunciation, Australia, and cute, cuddly things.

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BYOI – Moo Beans End

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We had a great family friendly show with Jonathan, Daniel, Josh, Amy, Ian and Audrey! Our FAM was Stacey, who is an elementary reading teacher. She loves teaching “The Velveteen Rabbit” and enjoys doing yoga while paddleboarding. In FAM Typewriter, scared rabbits went on an adventure to find a smart carrot. Along the way they met a slow-witted fox, a farmer with an herb garden, and we learned if you want knowledge, you just have to make it up.

Action Figures had Jonathan and Audrey going paddleboard yoga-ing with the help of audience members Paul and Karen. It was hard to find the paddleboards without coffee and the bright sun in their eyes. Pillars had Amy and Ian learning to be fairy godmothers. Things were good, and horrible, and great. Madame Zelda was a blast as we watched Josh try to figure out Amy’s fortune. She was going to win a car in Shaw’s Monopoly, appear on “Madame Secretary” and become Oprah’s stunt double.

Alphabet was next, where a Kindle was totally cool, it was taking forever to publish the book that would educate everyone, and the pharoah was in the library. Debate Club taught us about cereal villians and cereal heroes, puncuation or lackthereof, and controlling aardvarks. The Quickest Minute had Amy, Jonathan and audience member Paul doing increasingly frantic versions of Jack and the Beanstalk. Say It Again was fun for Ian on the bell. The game introduced us to Arnold Palmer, sugar and caffeine were the same.

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