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BYOI – “Ready, Set, Rock!” (Part 2)

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We’re back at Norton Middle School in Massachusetts for an awesome afternoon show! We had two shows for 350 students each, and needless to say that’s a lot to fit into one blog! The second show featured Emily, Ally, Barbara, and Erich. The FAMs were two 7th graders named Meg and Mack. Meg runs long distance, Mack is going to New Hampshire for the summer and likes to hang out with her friends, and they both went to Six Flags together. We opened the show with Pillars, where Ally and Emily had a date at Six Flags with a cupcake roller coaster, frozen pizza, and goalie earrings.

In Trolley Stop, we saw gorillas, zombies, and babies. Next in Two Headed Monster, Emily and the Monster were coaches on a baseball team who were rooting for both teams wearing reddish socks. Timmy in the Well was after that, and Barbara discovered that Mario got hit by a shelf in an auditorium. Ally won Highlander, where we found out that having brown hair was not allowed and three legged races start on “rock.”

In Action Figures, Erich forgot the stakes to pitch his and Ally’s tent, and the sleeping bag was not minty pine fresh. Lastly in Curtain Call, we sang about how hard math is, the fairy on the plane to California, and Ally’s knick knacks.

Thank you Norton Middle School, we had an amazing time as usual! And scene!

BYOI – Diamond in the Rough Trade (Part 1)

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We’re back at Norton Middle School in Massachusetts for an awesome afternoon show! We had two shows for 350 students each, and needless to say that’s a lot to fit into one blog! The first show featured Emily, Ally, Barbara, and Erich. The FAM was an 8th grader named Charlie. Charlie was cast as “the Magic Book Seller” in the school’s rendition of Beauty and the Beast,  he has 2 dogs named Nala and Simba, and he is going to Colorado over the summer. We opened the show with Pillars, where Emily and Ally worked at Chuck E Cheese and planned to sell all the left over pizza at Walmart after making it into a giant toad.

In Trolley Stop, we saw confused elderly people and some very angry chickens. Next in Two Headed Monster, Erich was the Peanut Butter King showing the monster his kingdom, and ended with making sunshine sandwiches. Timmy in the Well was after that, and Barbara discovered that Kate Upton was playing Minecraft in a Taco Bell. Ally won Highlander, which had bats scaring people in a large mine, and Barbara traded the diamond she found for a ribbon and a penny.

In Action Figures, Ally and Erich had to clean their dog who had been sprayed by a skunk. Lastly in Curtain Call, we sang about how gross socks with sandals are in New Hampshire, how we couldn’t see Spongebob’s pineapple under the ocean, and that Ally’s dad was sweaty.

Thank you Norton Middle School, we had an amazing time as usual! And scene!

Yellow is NOBODIES color…

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It’s the first Wednesday of the month, so BYOI is back in the Izzy Room at Hasbro Children’s Hospital with Jonathan, Ally, and Barbara and our FAM “Fred”, from Providence! “Fred” is in first grade and loves math, math, and more math. When she’s not doing math…she likes to create math problems! “Fred” really likes math. Our first game of the night was Sing It, which found Ally and Jonathan unable to remember how to count. Up next was a fast paced Freeze Tag with sailors lost at sea, an unhappy puppy, and hiring contractors for skittles. In Good Cop, Bad Cop, Barbara finally admitted to doing laundry in Miami Beach with Ryan Gosling. Catch Phrase found out that making bread dough is not a good way to get the money. Trolley Stop found more dogs, video games, and glacially paced questions. We closed the show with a rousing game of Debate Club about Minions, not enough sleep, and whether or not Barbara should wear yellow.

It was a great night full of much-needed laughter for everyone.

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BYOI – Big Ball Big Net Ball

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We started Friday off with an energetic “GOOD MORNING!!” from Stony Lane School in North Kingstown! Our cast today was Emily, Meredith, and Barbara. Our FAM, Mr. Leedahl, loves the school’s turkey and gravy, he would make a sport out of a ball as big as a very large pumpkin, and over the summer he likes to mow his lawn, drink lemonade, and play baseball with his son. We opened the show with FAM Pillars, where we saw a tourist taking a picture of a dinosaur on Neptune in front of little Neptonians, only to find out that the dinosaur needed its toe nails painted first.

Next was What Are You Doing, where we swam with whales, hung a flag, and tap danced. After that was Two Headed Monster, and we learned that in the Tag Olympics, players use their knees instead of their feet. In Quickest Minute, Moana couldn’t get to the ocean and the boat suggested using water to beat the volcano. Finally, Action Figures showed us a gripping rendition of Big Ball Big Net Ball where Barbara won with a finishing throw.

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BYOI – Confident Cliff Diving Thoughts

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It’s a Saturday morning at CCRI in Providence and BYOI is here at the College Crusades again. This time it is Candice, Emily and Myself as well as our FAM Jose! Jose loves playing ball, wants to own a gerbil with wings and has a clear picture of his career. We begin with FAM Pillar where cliff diving may take more thought than originally thought.

Next was What Are You Doing where Polar Bears do not like Coke as much as we thought. In Two-Headed Monster making our beds gave us frightening thoughts and in Action Figures, you could feel the “burn, brah!” Finally, in Spelling Bee we learned that “The” is a letter.

Thanks for having us again College Crusaders!

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BYOI – Italian Toast

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What??? Two BYOI shows on a Saturday! That is right! This afternoon BYOI also traveled over to the East Greenwich Free Library where Candice, Amy, Barbara and Myself performed at a public event. Our FAM Karen loves non-fiction books about toast and to have a dog mixed with another dog to have a double dog. So first up in Sing It, we learned about the “Wonder” of toast.

Then we moved on to Pillars where cat camp was all about the scratches and bites. In Trolley Stop we had apes and silent readers and in Good Cop/Bad Cop, Amy stole from the pickle jar at the post office with Kim Kardashian.  Next up in Two-Headed Monster, the books were overdue and it was all Bills fault. Two Action Figures had trouble corraling their dog and Candice got stuck serving a bridezilla all by herself in Highlander! Such a fun show!

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BYOI – Michael & the Goat

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This morning BYOI was performing for the College Crusades at their event at CCRI Providence. It was Candice, David and Myself with our FAM Louis and we learned that he wants to fly right out of school to become a civil engineer. So in Pillars, we learned that using screws and nails to hold up a 1000 brick Sky Scraper may not be the best plan.

Next up in What Are You Doing, we baptized a squirrel and braided a monkey’s hair. Then in Two-Headed Monster the Neurosurgeon was allergic to water but loved the gas. After that, we saw the new action game where Mario and Luigi washed broken dishes in Action Figures. And we finished off with Spelling Bee where evolution is a controversial conversation about a governor and we spelled Australopithecus almost correctly.

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BYOI – These are not the equations you are looking for.

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It’s the first Wednesday of the month, so BYOI is back in the Izzy Room at Hasbro Children’s Hospital with Jonathan, Ally, and Barbara and our FAM Alex, from Cranston. Alex loves math and wants to be an FBI agent when he gets older. Our first game of the night was Pillars, which featured shopping for new sneakers and sizing mix-ups. Up next was a fast paced What Are You Doing with audience members Alex and Jacob. In Good Cop, Bad Cop, Ally finally admitted to forgetting to mow the lawn of the Eiffel Tower with George Washington. Alphabet taught us that vampires don’t have to sparkle if they really focus. We closed the show with a rousing game of Sing It about mathematicians solving problems using crayons and Star Wars droids.

It was a great night full of much needed laughter for everyone.

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BYOI – Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Mold

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Mrs. Rojek’s 5th grade class joined us on the stage at the Community Preparatory School in Providence today. The students joined in for an hour-long show. After a rousing warm-up with the class, the rest of the school filed in and filled the auditorium to capacity.

We started off with a game of Pillars, in a scene at the green potato chip factory. Anya and Naomi were quick as the pillars offering up words like emotional and mold (thus explaining the green chips). Next was a game of Alphabet with help from Jaiden, Matthew, and Nate The J turned out to be the biggest challenge! For Two-Headed Monster, we had Anaija joined with Barbara while Meredith convinced us that her favorite video game hero had come to life. This game of What Are You Doing brought some excellent suggestions and action from Kaylee, Jarius and Jasmine. Eating tacos, picking out your wardrobe, baptising a puppy… can you just see it?!

Next up was Quickest Minute which brought a madcap – and most likely TOTALLY inaccurate – retelling of the movie Golden Shoes, with Lily and Alisa helping Candace and Meredith out with the speedy scenes. Crowd favorite Trolley Stop showed off Helen, Jaelynn, and Owen’s quirky character work. And there was a guest appearance by a pigeon, who promptly scared Owen off the bench… Mrs. Bench and Mrs. DeJesús joined us for Action Figures giving Meredith and Candice an excellent workout before their soccer match. Our last game was Spelling Bee and the players, including students Shawn, David–Allen, and Ian were on their game and almost even got supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – but not quite.

The show was a great end to the week and a great start to winter vacation! Thanks to Mrs. Rojek, The Community Preparatory School, and all the students for a great welcome and a fun afternoon.

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BYOI – Laundry & The Superbowl

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Here we are at Hasbro again ready for another BYOI show with Ally, Barbara and myself! Tonight we did two different shows for two different groups. First for the night, we did a show for our new FAM, the nurses! The nurses work so very hard and sometimes they need a good laugh too! First up we did Action Figures where it is best to do the laundry if you just throw the whole bottle of fluid in the wash. Then in a game of Sing It, Barbara sung about music of her generation. Then Ally was eating books for breakfast in the library with Method Man in Good Cop, Bad Cop.

Then we got to see our good friend Abby from last month. We got to play Superbowl Sing It, where we were just waiting for the commercials. Then it was Remake where the movie Blind Side contained Cartoon Robots.

A great night had by all and glad we all got to have a good and well needed laugh!

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