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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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BYOI – Rapunzel’s Chocolate Wine

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Our 9PM Late Night Comedy show at the Warwick Center for the Arts kicked off to a great start with cast members Daniel, Erich, Meredith, Josh and Amy. Our FAM was Linda, who retired from owning her own business. She came with Little Sue and Big Sue and Steve. They were not impressed by the roundabouts in Warwick, and they have traveled the world together.

FAMily Reunion brought us to Holland. Wooden shoes had splinters. Traditional dresses were bought, and we fixed the leaks in a traditional fashion! Freeze Tag featured giant gems, blessed elephants, lawn mowing, evangelical healing, and an answer to Rapunzel’s prayers. Typewriter highlighted the Mystery Sci-Fi Romance, The Case of The Missing Chinese Finger Trap…in Space! The wall was built and breached, the sasquatch was searched, the ice cream was eaten, and love was in the air. Daniel had to guess that Josh was a pair of socks that had to keep getting pulled up, Amy was baby voiced Archimedes, and Jon Snow knows nothing. In Remake we saw Mulan in the Caribbean as a musical, a sci-fi series from the 60’s, and a silent film.

Quick Scenes brought us Chocolate Wine, overprotective parents, hockey and the boy who lived. We ended the evening with a Do-Run all about or FAM!

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BYOI – All right, all right, all right!!!!

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Our 7pm Family Friendly Improv show at the Warwick Center for the Arts featured cast members Daniel, Meredith, Amy, Erich and Josh. Our FAM was Rob, who writes about laws and islands. His favorite island is Block Island and he has spoken to Rosa Parks on the phone.

Revolver featured Girl Scout cookie sales, this land is my land, Godzilla attacks, and epically agreeable muscularity. Try That On For Size featured baseball shenanigans, Titanic ballet fails, missed kite opportunities and tin foil fails. Guidance Counselor featured Meredith singing solutions to stolen magnets and broken hearts, gum stuck in hair that is now all gone, and getting caught touching the art but using stickers on the wall instead. Everything Emporium has us looking for burned moose heads, unicorn magazines and stilettos made of paper and rock.

Sing It! Had our cast washing D’s and C’s in the middle of the day while we thought to ourselves about scissor hands. We were on our own with the elemeno-p. Spelling Bee tested our spelling abilities, told time by the hour, islands were lands that were small and big in water, and we liked to write written sentences. Jurisprudence is a big island. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly let our volunteers offer advice on mending boo boos, waiting in line, and doing the dishes. We ended the show with Highlander! A visit to Candy Mountain resplendent with knees and Oreos!

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BYOI – But People Live In the Trees!

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It’s 6PM at the Warwick Center for the Arts, and all is well at our Youth Collective Show! On cast were Rose, Maddie, Juan, Aidan, Rowan and Luke. Our FAM was Jessi, who likes sushi and has a dog named Sheldon.

We started the show with Freeze Tag, which featured Red Panda glasses and infant-friendly chemistry classes. Pavlovian Response involved raising a hand with the word STOP, and mooing when people cough. Because I Said So had our Youth Collective playing parent and answering such important questions as “why did the turtle cross the road?” And “How come Santa gave my brother presents instead of coal?” And “why isn’t pink in the rainbow?” Alphabet had us buying groceries at the Gas station, refusing a marriage proposal and coloring the Easter Eggs all drearily.

Our final game was Highlander! Settlers wanted to settle the land, but it was already settled. We named rocks and chopped trees. New England!

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BYOI – Swallowed that Joke

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9pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts means it’s time for our Late Night Improv Comedy Show! On cast were Amy, Erich, Daniel, Emily, Barbara and David. Our FAM was Ethan who goes to a High School for the Arts. He painted stern trees in Germany and would ask a Fairy Godmother for car insurance. He would like to work for NASA if they had enough funding.

The evening began with FAM Movie Critics. Grandmother Punk sold car insurance for the Matchbox, but registering it at the DMV was a challenge. At least there was a happy ending, unlike our next game which was Fortunately/Unfortunately. Our lovely day on the mountain turned dangerous quickly, especially for the pucka-bucks. The reality TV show about their adventures did well but the teacher was confused by the Peanuts. Two Headed Monster had us incensed! Newborn made Daniel and our volunteer Kate have to guess that they were David Tennant and Little Red Riding Hood giving birth to the Eifel Tower. Questions brought us Freudian analysis, fashion disasters in math class, and puppet shop sewing with Uber binoculars. Post-it introduced such concepts as Area 51 Avocados, TARDIS dragons and appendage railroad.

There could be only one winner of Highlander, and after a sea voyage adventure, we narrowed down the cast and volunteers, and that winner was Erich. We finished up with Debate Club, during which our cast argued the value of being an art student, dark roast coffee, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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