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BYOI – Until it Needs to be Named

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For our 9pm show at Warwick Center for the Arts, our cast consisted of Audrey, David, Jonathan, Alan, Amy and auditioner Tim.  We had a great time with our FAM Audrey who is a CNA who wants to someday become a pediatric nurse. She has two kids named Wendy and Michael, but not named after Peter Pan characters.

We started the night off with a game of FAM revolver, with dubious baking tips, incompetent scoutmasters, spice girl launching. And the laziest surgeons in the world. We played Trolley Stop and met sneaky cheaters, clueless commandos, sock Santas and noir adjustments. Say it Again brought us to Tie Land where the sale was not complete without remembering to floss the antlers. Good Cop Bad Cop had Audrey have to guess that she burned the toast of the Truest Believer in Neverland with Ronald McDonald. We played First Line, Last Line after that. Scenes involved Yellow, Dick Van Dyke, and footwear. Back in My Day brought us to a time before iPads, Disney Land, quinoa, beaches, and fidget spinners.  Freeze tag had renegade Winnebagos, tetanus shaving, and heavy zucchini. We ended the show with a song for our FAM Danielle!

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BYOI – Cool School

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Our 7pm Family Friendly Show was a barrel of laughs with Jonathan, David, Audrey, Alan, Amy and special guest Tim. Our FAM was Aidan, a youth collective member who is a high school senior. She was here with her family and would be chocolate covered Oreos if she was dessert. We started off with a game of movie critics, with the very accurate biopic of our FAM’s life, Chocolate Covered Oreo Facemasks. Fish were counted and categorized. The giant crab met the eradicator and lunch was had by all. Tableau was next, with scenes of enticing kitchen messes, pressure in the depths of the sea, monsters in the closet, unquiet church mice, and candy-coated jail.

Revolver brought us on a safari, the constant shock of unruly teens, almond butter rolls and valentine carding. Excuses, Excuses had special guest auditioner Tim have to guess that he was late because a snow plow hit his car, he slipped on a pickle and was abducted by aliens. In our game of Guidance Counselor, Audrey had to help Tim, who does not have a pencil, our teacher David who is having taffy trouble with students who don’t do homework, and the custodian who cannot get the Ac to work. We played World’s Worst next, and discovered the worst grilled cheese store, can of gasoline, homework and cat scan. The good, the bad and the ugly gave us advice abou bullies stealing lunch money, fear of small spaces, navigating rotaries, and how to cope with a broken hand. We finished off the show with a game of Highlander, won by our auditioner Tim.

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BYOI – Do I have to go to WALL JAIL?!

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Our Youth Collective show at 6pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts was a blast, with Rob, Rose, Aidan, Gussy and Jeffrey! Our FAM was Domenic who would love to vacation in Florida to see his Granddad. We started off with a game of Sports Commentator, where we watched some fierce competition during the National Dog Walking Championships. Everything Emporium made Rose have to guess that her customers wanted a basketball that only works in the mud, a TV that rakes the leaves and a crop top with a rainbow on it. Story, Story Die was the story of Mary Poppins and the buttery popcorn that looked like teeth. She threw a tantrum in the aisle, and ran out of time.

Centerpiece had Aidan in three scenes, featuring Alabama, Plumbers and Food. Walls can talk, we weren’t convinced that the farm life was right for us, and there was far too much food! We finished up with a game of freeze tag. Coffee got all over the carpet, stretching is good before lifting and aging is relative.

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BYOI – Oh, Spare me, Gus!

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Our Late Night Comedy Show at the Warwick Center for the Arts starred Alan, Josh, Ian, Jonathan, David, and guest starred Krissy. Our FAM was Jen, who is celebrating her birthday with us! She likes chocolate and Italian food. Last year she had a go-carting party, and she would like to visit Australia and visit kangaroos. We saluted our FAM with a special edition of First Line, Last Line. A pop-up map and bricks kept the teenagers off the lawn But it attracted all the other teenagers. Sports Commentator brought us the Kitty Litter Box Changing Championships with Bob and Sven. During Remake, Tinkerbell gave Wendy Pixie Dust but she was a double agent. It was remade as a Man-Vs-Nature Survival How, a Musical Horror and a Kung-Fu Soap Opera.

At the Everything Emporium, Krissy had to guess that her customers wanted a Go-Kart that cooks hot dogs, an asparagus night light and ravioli that makes your hands flail wildly. Centerpiece had cast member Ian in the center of revolving scenes about pilots, adding by threes, flat-Earthers and baby in the corner. Story Story Die brought us the story of a universe of Chocolate with candied chocolate people. The alligator plotted, the doughboy wore a strange cap, and the kit kat bar was a master weapon. Follow that Action brought us to the Australian Outback, and we wrapped up the show with a song for our FAM Jen!

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BYOI – Quinoa Quiche

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Our 7pm Family Friendly show featured Alan, Josh, Jonathan, David and Ian, along with a special appearance by former cast member Krissy! Our FAM was Cam, a student and budding Marine Biologist who loves musicals like Hamilton and to eat fried seafood. We kicked off the night with a FAM Growing and Shrinking Machine, with Piping Plovers, Hamilton footing the bill, and the forgotten exploits of an American in an overpriced Boulangerie. Sit, Stand and Lie Down was about Good Will Hunting…for thrift store bargains. The roommates didn’t share, the budget was tight, and the furniture from the side of the road was not enough. Questions started with the escapades of the dropped chocolate cake, investigated landscaping and horticulture, Star Wars popped up, and then we had a spot of tea in Paris with Superman.

In the Dating Game, Jonathan had to guess that Josh was turning into a lobster, Rose was Mighty Mouse and David was Connecticut. Catch Phrase brought us to a botanical garden. We had a spelling bee next and conquered such words as man, mouse, and caterpillar, and we almost spelled quinoa and quiche correctly, but we butchered mitochondria. Fortunately, Unfortunately, told the story of Humpty Dumpty and the super glue that stuck him together with Little Bo Peep. Little Red Riding Hood got a package of pizza from the wolf! We wrapped up the night with a song for our FAM Cam!

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BYOI – Faster than a Speeding Beano

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Our late night show at the Warwick Center for the Arts featured Daniel, Josh, Barbara, Erich, Alan and David. Our FAM was Amanda. She is a cashier at a small grocery store and is finishing high school. She came with Anna and Delaney, and chocolate cake is her favorite dessert. If she had a superpower, she would be super speedy like the Flash.

Greatest Hits brought us such classic hits as “The Flash” and “Tom’s Market”. What are You Doing required our cast and volunteers to anger giants, hunt for leprechauns, make pancakes, and stop a helicopter. During First Line, Last line, the queen’s longevity was affected by six-inch heels. Josh was blinded by the beauty, and nobody wanted to let go. Chainsaw turned a helpful clown in Hawaii with Drano into a clown car driver at a rave with a cat. Alphabet introduced Bacon covered cakes and boats by the shore. The first date had stringy zebra yeti.

Slogans pitched us surgeons, crockpots, cashiers and Drano. Serious Scene had us panning for gold in California. It was a crapshoot at best. Our final game was Debate Club, where we argued the merits of chocolate.

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BYOI – And it’s Stringy, Too!

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It was a dark and stormy night for our 7pm Family Friendly show featured Daniel, David, Alan, Josh, Barbara and Erich. Our Fam was Luke, who is studying film and loves dinosaurs and chocolate. He would like to buy a penguin or Michael Jackson’s Thriller on vinyl.

We started off the evening with a song about Luke! Daniel and Josh were Action Figures. The lion lost his mane, Daniel had an electric experience, and Josh got ahead of the game.

During “Meanwhile”, Larry the penguin posed as a person to eat all the fish heads. New and bright waters contained all the happy penguins whose SAG contracts were violated, so they went on strike. Timmy in the Well had David guessing that Lassie got lost in space. During Typewriter, Daniel wrote a story called Da Francis Da, a dark and stormy night brought Da to the grocery store, where he bonded with his newfound love over potato chips. Francis was defrosted mysteriously and the produce had a horrifying sale on birthday kale. Rope featured voguing cats, clearing traffic, using English degrees and catching frogs. Quickest minute had nuclear waste causing mutating genius stegasaurs who learned how to knock on doors. We wrapped up the show with another song!

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BYOI – Monster!!!

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Our 6pm Youth Collective Halloween show featured Carolyn, Jeffrey, Rob and Matthew. Our FAM was Adam, who came dressed as Big Nazo character Snortimer and answered questions in character. His favorite pastime is hiding under the bed and his favorite monster besides himself is Frankenstein. Tableau brought us to a bear’s spooky cave, had us singing in a shower, and going to the movies. Newborn had Carolyn and Jeffrey had to guess that they were a werewolf and Easter and they had a baby that was legos. Our Youth Collective members argued about how mad we had to get in Debate Club. A calculated decision does be foul play instead of triple brought us jibberish as a culture. The textbook of languages was too big, and STOMP!

Revolver spun scenes about a permanent trip to Africa with Billy and his mom, pennies on the floor missed by the neck of a giraffe, piles of pickles and the Doctor. Then the Youth sang a Do Run to wrap up the show!

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BYOI – Falsetto Battle

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Our Late Night Comedy Show starred cast members Audrey, Daniel, Barbara and Amy, and our FAM was Jake, who is celebrating his birthday! He would like a tattoo this year, and he is turning 18. He likes Harry Potter and geeks out about space science. Our first game was Movie Critics, where we created a film about Jake’s Existential Crisis. He drove the car and loved his pet cat more than life itself. A space-time warp turned him into one singularity sensation. Sit, Stand and Lie Down brought us to the park with Cast Alumni Alan as an audience volunteer. Exercise was thwarted and we made a latte, or at least a lot of coffee. In Lines From a Cup, we seemed to have lost our tricycle, daddy met your mother, I am a pretty pretty princess, and nobody put baby in the corner. Everything Emporium made Amy guess that folks wanted to buy pumpkin spice Butterbeer, a jogging refrigerator, and an evil clown wig that makes you sound like Jack Nicholson.

Two Headed Monster was a punny foray into love. Back in My Day we didn’t have biologists and frogs were happy. We didn’t have dragons, and the lizards just had to wing it. We didn’t have pagers, we had squires. We played Trolley Stop, with such characters as itchy mumblers, drumming mimes, knee wiggle wagglers, astronauts and yogis. We wrapped the show up with a Rap written just for Jake.

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BYOI – It Was in Blue but then I Read it.

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Or Family Friendly 7pm Comedy Show Featured Audrey, Amy, Barbara and Daniel. Our FAM was Carolyn who is celebrating her 14th birthday. Carolyn has been coming to BYOI for 7 years now. She has no stage fright and wishes that she could play Carol in Carol’s Christmas. She is homeschooled and still has to do math in an online math class. Her favorite subjects are archaeology and horseback riding. She would love to do an escape room with her friends. Our first game was Typewriter, where we wrote a book that was a sitcom about Carolyn’s life. Zoological Archaeology was in the encyclopedia but it fell in the fire. Cathy kept bragging until she couldn’t ride horses. I knew it! Tableau brought us to Scotland where the bagpipes were not as popular as one might imagine. At the Office, The desk bit the shins of the accountant. Atlantis had no insurance, and Neptune heard that s’mores exist. Equestria held a noble tree whose quest was indeed to “leave”. Revolver highlighted scenes based on trigonometry, tuna and chocolate, a bell and snap. The skyscraper could not be built, the fries did not fry themselves, the candy bar didn’t play a song and we were so very late!!! Newborn had Daniel and our audience volunteer having to guess they were JK Rowling and Arbor Day, and they just gave birth to the Bronx Zoo. In Guidance Counselor, Daniel had to help students Audrey, who didn’t know how to use a pencil and our audience volunteer who lost their wallet, and Amy had pumpkin spice overload. Debate club had our cast and volunteers arguing about how long stage fright takes. We stayed in our dimension but the tree fell and no one could hear it. Good, Bad and Ugly was an adventure in advice on what to do if your teacher is mean, if towels come out of your shower and if you get trapped in an escape room. We ended the show with a song for our FAM Carolyn.

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