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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 – 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 – The Unlucky Hockey Stick

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We had an awesome family friendly show at the Warwick Center For the Arts with Daniel, Emily, Amy, Jonathan, Ian, and in her first show as an official cast member, Audrey! Our FAM was Sean, who was celebrating his birthday with us, all the way from Pennsylvania! He’s in the 6th grade, where he loves math. He likes playing ice hockey and playing with his English bulldog named Dublin. FAM Remake took place in the middle school cafeteria with diverted crusts, genetically modified jam, and math.

What Are You Doing started off the show, as we coaxed a baby hermit crab out of its shell, shaved for the first time, reeled in a giant squid and developed a sugar allergy. Last Line, First Line had Jonathan as the sock-er, but he was super picky about socks. The geometry convention had all the shapes, and two heads were better than one. Ian was late for work in Excuses, Excuses. First, he couldn’t wake up without True Love’s kiss, then the bus driver was locked in the house with a zebra, and finally, a comet hit his house.

Two Headed Monster had Audrey and our FAM Sean making a bulldog statue with Ian, before we jumped over to Story, Story, Die! The cast was joined by a few audience volunteers, where they told the story of the rainbow unicorn who played hockey. Thankfully, they beat the secret Russian pegasus team! Growing and Shrinking Machine had a dog standing up on one leg for treats, Spin the Bottle For the New Coach, and a sad proposal from a literal gold digger. The show ended with Irish Ditty!

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BYOI – If I Could Do That, I Wouldn’t Need an Instructor…

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It’s 7pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts, and we had a packed house for our Family Friendly Show! On cast were Erich, Daniel, Amy, David and Emily. Our FAM was Taki, who is celebrating his birthday today. He loves video games and his Lemon Beagle and has a brother named Saki. If he had any super power it would be super speed, and he would use his power for evil. We started off with a FAM reunion, where our cast very accurately re-enacted Taki’s life, with a parent teacher conference at his school. Churros were eaten, his parents did the homework for him, and the air shoes had a leak. Trolley Stop introduced us to breakfast cereal mascots, Charlie Brown’s teachers, monkeys, beat boxing and baseball bullies. Catch Phrase had popcorn machine disasters and spherical sabotage at basketball practice.

During the Dating Game, Barbara had to guess that her potential suitors were Mr. Magoo, a beach in California and a spatula. Short Cutz had inefficient bank robberies, Houdini escape tricks, boogie rabbits with super scents, and clean up at the drive-in. Slogans brought us parental appreciation, excuses for artists, sports ball, and conversations with nerds.

Following that up with Freeze Tag. The best unicorn ever had a hairy cake phobia, gravity took the pies and Emily went down the mountain. The heat in Hawaii didn’t help the shoes stay clean, and Erich got schooled.

We ended the show with a song for our FAM, Taki.

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BYOI -*It’s Unsanitary!*

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It’s 6PM at the Warwick Center for the Arts. Our Youth Collective cast was Carolyn, Matthew, Ethan and Rob; our FAM was Caley, who is celebrating her birthday at our 9th Birthday show! She has a pet fish and likes Dr. Who.

We played FAM Quickest Minute first, with a rendition of The Little Mermaid. Lobsters were inconvenienced, and poses were varied, and Ariel sang with a fork. During Press Conference, Carolyn had to guess that she was Angelina Jolie and that she invented the rocket powered pogo stick. Post-it was awash with spaghetti Broadway stars, sunscreen cups, lifeguard caps, orange pans, and kiddie pools at the mall.

Sing It was a musical masterpiece with a giant vat of tar that was heavy, the repairman that ate a cow, a broken vat on the floor and a broken floor in the vat. We continued the vocal escapades with a round of Busta Rap. Carolyn won and finished off the show with a rap about our FAM Caley!

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BYOI – Three Pancakes and Dana’s Broken Car

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Tonight’s late night show was very lively, with Emily, Jonathan, Amy, Ian and Daniel! Our FAM was Rose, who is 17 today!! She’s one of our youth collective members, and she works as a secretary at a law office when she’s not at school. She’s starting college in the fall and loves ballroom dancing, fencing with sabers and Bob Ross. She came to the show with her mom and sister. In honor of Rose’s birthday, the cast played Rose’s favorite game, FAM Fortunately/Unfortunately! Ian and Amy told the story of Rose and her date with zombie Bob Rose, while Emily and Rose acted it out. They shared a love of shoes and happy litte toe fungus, which made Rose rich!

Trolley Stop started off with clumsy kids and Rose’s sister, Dana, as characters meeting on the bench. Lines From a Cup had Jonathan and Amy joined by audience member Jim. They ate beautiful donuts and custard and ran out of…something. There is no Dana, only Zul! This fun game was followed by Press Conference, where Ian was slightly stumped for the first time ever. He was Shakespearean Edgar Allen Poe, who had invented Coolidge Logs.

Typewriter had Jonathan and Rose telling the story of a late night trip to Ihop, where Rose had a French accent and Dana had a Texan accent. Grass was on the late menu, the the euphemism button and cliche keys were used frequently. Up next was Spelling Bee, where the cast and a few audience members spelled assorted words, like law (where the rules don’t apply unless you’re getting arrested), saber, reckless, curried chicken, and Rose (child that grew slightly sarcastic beautifully unfortunate). Things had to get serious after that, with Serious Scene! We needed to know the acceptable level of infidelity, an addiction to painting reared its ugly head. The night ended with Debate Club! We had a sister challenge, no one was lying down, clear euphemisms and the ladies took down the patriarchy.

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BYOI – Battling For Breadsticks

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We had a full house for our family friendly show at the Warwick Center For the Arts! It was a great show with Candice, Emily, Jonathan, David, Ally and Ian, as they made everyone laugh a bunch. Our FAM was Austyn! She’s a local nurse who will be celebrating her birthday tomorrow. She loves hanging out with her siblings and going to the gym. Her favorite birthday present was the dog she received for her 18th birthday. FAM Say It Again had nuggets needed luggage and tried to cross the road on a trip to Philadelphia.

Try That On For Size started off the fun with typing on teeth, hiding from explosions and shameful dabbing. Last Line, First Line went to London and made up crazy tea combinations. Ally had to figure out Emily’s fortune in Madame Zelda, with the help of spirits David, Candice and audience member Carolyn. She figured out Emily would dig a grave, adopt a hippopotamus, and get jumped on by someone & sent to space.

Revolver had thundersnow tornadoes, a first date to the car dealership and spinning in all directions. Story, Story Die told the story of hungry dingoes and distracting babies. We went with puppies to the chocolate shop, and visiting all the scary dogs. In the end, the babies and the puppies lived happily ever after thanks to the Snoop Shuffle. Up next was Helping Hands! Alan and an audience member helped out Jonathan and Ian while they boxed and threw javellins. The show ended with Busta Rap! The final three were Candice, Ally and Carolyn, but ultimately Ally won the battle.

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BYOI – It’s Not 9pm!

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Snow stopped, so we were able to play some games at our family friendly show! Daniel, Jonathan, Candice, David and Emily were on stage making everyone laugh. Our FAM was Julius! Today is his birthday, and he had chocolate cake and opened presents. His favorite present was a set of Wizard of Oz Pez dispensers. Last Halloween, he was ALL of the Oz characters, and I think I speak for everyone in saying we need to see a picture of that amazing costume. Julius wants to be an artist who draws trains when he grows up. FAM Remake had Julius moving out at 5 years old because of unsatisfactory grilled cheese. The chocolate version had a train-chocolate-train painting, and the Disney princess version had Jackson Pollack and squirrels.

Tableau showed us pictures of Disney World, the barn and a restaurant. Up next was First Line, Last Line! It’s Six Pack under a new name. Daniel and Jonathan had portals on the ship, David and Carolyn had a Captainless cereal, and Emily and Karen were a little verklempt. Candice followed this by committing a horrible crime in Good Cop, Bad Cop. She ate too many hot weiners in the Hundred Acre Woods with Alexander Hamilton.

Catch Phrase took place while David was setting up for the prom with Candice, our FAM and his mom! The kids needed to be treated better and David had to answer a ton of questions. Slogans was next, with one liners for trampolines, lip gloss, blueberries and typists. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly gave us advice about what to do when you’re bored, like bringing things with you; how to help with dry skin, by having an alligator lick it. The show ended with Lines From a Cu! Daniel was an all-star, and Candice wanted to buy smashed peanuts and buttery goo.

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BYOI- Fortunately, Cthulu had a Girlfriend

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It’s our FAM Shane’s Birthday at BYOI’s Sold Out Family Friendly Show! Shane is reading H.P. Lovecraft, likes to camp, and loves waterslides. We started off with a FAM Six Pack, where cows were cats, and subs were regulated except for the screen door, and they earned the cool hat while legos come out of Daniel’s nose. In Fortunately/Unfortunately, Cthulu took a walk by the pond with ducks who liked gouda with stale bread except when they are allergic. Short Cutz followed that, featuring an ice cream shop, moms who take driving classes, cheating on an algebra exam, the perspective of an African fly, and lunch room shenanigans. Amy’s Everything Emporium sold Ian a Barbie Car with a spoon for a hood ornament, our audience volunteer bought a toilet that makes noises like a zebra, and Emily wanted a 1967 detective horse. Typewriter had our audience members volunteering a bunch digging for buried treasure with pirates and Orangoutangs. The ship crashed, and they tricked the the other pirates, and found a treasure containing a trophy, a tablet, and a picture of a man dabbing. Quick Scenes featured camping, food and forest fires, bathrooms, Disney, and Grandma. Sit, Stand and Lie Down had our cast and an audience volunteer struggling to maintain the proper positions as they swabbed the deck. We finished up by singing a Happy Birthday Irish Ditty to our FAM Shane.

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