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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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BYOI – THREE HOURS!!!!

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It was 6pm at The Warwick Center for the Arts, and our Youth Collective Show featured Youth Collective Cast members Carolyn, Rob, Jeffrey and Matthew practicing and showcasing their skills on stage. Our FAM was Jessi who works at Dunkin and has a sassy biology teacher. She has two small dogs and three fat cats.

Our first game was Sit, Stand and Lay Down. Three fat cats were too lazy to go to the food bowl. Marriage Counselor had Rob struggling to guess that Matthew likes to collect tiny things and Jeffrey hates people, and they both love Japanese Noh theater. Revolver featured Annoying sisters with messy toys, pickle juice disaster piles, the slowest fast food ever, and waiting for three hours!

Sing It was all about a Star Trek beam down party where everyone was a redshirt. Phasers showed status, Rob changed his shirt and they swapped the phaser for a tricorder.

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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 – It’s a Pizza, not a Baby.

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Our 9pm Late Night Comedy Show featured Daniel, David, Amy, Emily, Ian and Barbara along with our FAM Paul, who is celebrating his birthday. We opened the show with a song for Paul, about moose tracks ice cream, Yankee swaps, and ligers. Growing and Shrinking Machine brought us scenes about missing Zambonis, chicken puree, fingerprints and accordion lessons. During Catch Phrase, our FAM and his daughter went to work at a bowling alley with Amy. Press Conference made Emily have to guess that she was the original Madonna and she invented the shorter burning light bulb. Say it Again brought us bullwinkle manufacturing frozen confections in which Barbara took a dip, there were too many allergens, and Gryffindor won the house cup. Slogans brought forth advertisements for the Spanish Inquisition, sci-fi religions, and ancient Greek preventative measures. Serious Scene followed that, and we wrapped the night up with an Irish Ditty for our FAM Paul!

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BYOI – Like England but Newer

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It’s 7pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts, time for our Family Friendly Show! On Cast were Amy, Barbara, Daniel, David, Ian and Emily. Our FAM was Mike, who sells batteries and likes to play football in the backyard with his kids. His family got a kitten last week, who gets along well with their older cat. Sing it brought us Hip Hop Business, bells aplenty and a snippet from the musical “Les Moverales”. Our second game was Action Figures. David and Amy tried to navigate too many cats, while keeping things tidy with help from our audience volunteers. Lines from a Cup was next. Balloons were inflated, the Rock donkey was cooking the banana and macho nachos, happy happy Thursday! Good Cop, Bad Cop had Ian have to guess that he stole a magical dragon egg from a zoo in the enchanted forest with Porky Pig.

Typewriter featured ‘Mark’s Vacation in Los Angeles’. The Rams went to a football game, gained superpowers, and used those powers to save Walt Disney. Animatronics came to life, and wanted lemonade instead of giants. World’s Worst introduced the worst Tow Truck drivers, salty sentient gummy candy, Low Tide laundry detergent and electrified electricians. Highlander brought our cast and youth collective member Rowan on a malfunctioning jet to Mars. Moving the needle from East to “Fweast” didn’t stop us from having to get out and push. We wrappedthee show up with Say it Again. Football haircuts and apples helped Fredrick know the old witch from the enchanted forest liked the Rams and sold batteries to the man in charge.

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BYOI – Green Skeakers

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It’s 6pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts, and you know what that means! Our Youth Collective took the stage with Emmy, Juan, Rose, Rowan, Aidan and Luke on the cast. Our FAM was Alice, who likes the color green and her best friend Hetta. She likes to read fantasy novels and draw. Our first game was “What are you doing?”, we built cake towers, hunted for pet pellephants (that’s a cross between a pig and an elephant), and avoided making chicken soup. For Excuses, Excuses, Juan had to guess that he missed his bus, lost his green sneakers, and was drawing in a fantasy book. Story, Story Die brought us our Youth Collective’s version of the story of Hansel and Gretel. Growing and Shrinking Machine featured feeling groovy, falling cake, dancing machines and many tears.

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