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BYOI – Fuzzy Kittens and Magestic Unicorns

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It’s the first Wednesday of the month, so that means that BYOI is back in the Izzy Room at Hasbro Children’s Hospital with Jonathan, Audrey, Barbara and our FAMs, Gia and Ava. Gia is 7 and Ava is 3. They both love Tangled, going to the park, pandas and giraffes.

Our first game of the night was Typewriter, which found Audrey and Barbara acting out “OMGia…I am 7!”, we found that Cinnamon Toast Crunch isn’t as tasty when it talks back to you. Trolley Stop saw numerous flora and fauna exploring the world of public transit. Pillars was an exciting taste of the newest Disney World roller coaster, “Catch the Panda with the Unicorn Net”. What Are You Doing feature big cat trainers, dancers, and unicorns. Sing It found our cast singing the greatest hits of Disney Princess Showdown!

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

BYOI – Lake Tuna

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It’s Barbara, Alan, Emily and Myself out in Chepachet, RI for Gary’s 50th birthday party! Gary loves to plow snow, hit up auctions and has a great love to go out on the lake with his daughter. We began the night with a game of FAM Pillar where Gary brought fresh tuna to the lake for his daughter to catch.

Next, in Alphabet, we saw lactose intolerant mythical creatures. Then in Good Cop, Bad Cop, Barbara used the not-a-restroom on the 9th hole of a golf course with Buggs Bunny. Then in Action Figures, Alan got a scalpel in his head and my patient was heavily knocked out. Because I Said So allowed me to learn that I was adopted, Dad is in a well-built dog house and Gary’s friends know him well. Finally, we sang the night away with Curtain Call. Thanks to Gary and his friends and family for having us out!

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BYOI – Tangled Up in Pandas

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It’s the first Wednesday of the month, so that means that BYOI is back in the Izzy Room at Hasbro Children’s Hospital with Jonathan, Audrey, Alan and a full house of people, including our FAM, Jazlene. Jazlene is 8, loves Tangled, swimming at the beach, and pandas.

Our first game of the night was Remake, which found Barbara, Jonathan, and Audrey remaking Tangled and featured talking animals. Sit, Stand & Lie Down saw Jonathan, Alan, and Audrey trying to stay cool at the beach. Press Conference featured Barbara as Diana Ross who invented a massive flying toaster. Catch Phrase was at a panda conservation conference and may have gotten twisted as Alan was obsessed with steaks.  Try That On For Size kept our cast busy and was an audience favorite. We closed the show with Do Run with our cast thrilled that we were able to find a word to rhyme with Jazlene!

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

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BYOI – Austin City Limits!

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It’s the first Wednesday of the month, so that means that BYOI is back in the Izzy Room at Hasbro Children’s Hospital with Jonathan, Audrey, Barbara and David. Joining them is our FAM Austin. Austin is 6 and far smarter than most of our cast.

Our first game of the night was Pillars, which found Barbara and Audrey as rollerblading velociraptors. David and Jonathan were unfortunate T-Rex’s who couldn’t lace up their rollerblades with their ridiculously short arms. Quickest Minute saw Jonathan and Audrey repeatedly slap themselves as they recreated Home Alone. Party Quirks saw David host a party with his guests, SpongeBob, woman who does jumping jacks when someone pours her a drink, and indecisive person. Alphabet proved that Audrey knows her ABC’s better than the three old people combined. Trolly Stop saw surfer dudes, old people, and many animals. We closed the show with a good old fashioned rap battle! Austin thinks that nobody won, but that the audience definitely lost!

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

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BYOI – Underwater Meercats

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Here we are at the Izzy Room tonight with Audrey, Alan, and myself. Our Fam tonight was Dante and his grandmother Cathy. He loves giraffes and strawberry ice cream.  Cathy’s favorite book to read is the Bible and she loves monkeys. We started with Fam Sing It. A trip to the zoo led to underwater meercats and the fact that they were far happier in a water tank than in a hole in the ground. Action Figures had Alan and Audrey making and fixing shoes in a cobbler’s shop. Alan was arrested for stealing strawberry’s from a farm in Las Vegas with the help of Elmo during Good Cop/Bad Cop. All of the cast along with several volunteers took part in Questions, Only starting at a pizza shop. We closed with Try that on for size with a number of volunteers helping the cast trip the lawn among other tasks.
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BYOI – Bodies, Not Candy!

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BYOI is once again at the Rhode Island Theatre Conference and having a blast. We are here with Erich, Barbara, Emily, Myself and our 1001st FAM Abram from Cumberland High School. Abram likes Legally Blonde the Musical, works at Domino’s and likes toffee. We started off with Sing It at his job where fairy fluor dust in the eyes can make anyone like that pizza.

Next up was Pillars where a Mom and her son were scared the house owner might through more Sugar Daddies at them. Timmy in the Well had Morgan Freeman, slipping in the desert and Freeze Tag had witches luring kids into traps with candy. Debate Club taught us that Trunks are for bodies and that there is no flour in pizza. Finally, in Highlander, I was forced to deal with my bleach blonde hair.

Thanks once again to RITEC for having us.

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BYOI – Secret Mall Sauce

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And we are back for a second show with Erich, Emily, Barbara and myself here at the Warwick Mall! Our FAM for the second show was Logan, who was here to pick up a late birthday present and who wanted to own his own mall. We started off with Pillars where the mayo had been left out for a few days and the salsa was made fresh!

Then we moved on to Trolley Stop where we had chickens, kittens and howling wolfs. Next up was Highlander where Emily was a very picky cat and made everyone agree that they needed a dog. Busta Rap had Barbara winning once again and freeze tag had Erich’s daughter up in the air. In Action Figures, Erich and I struggled to hit Target with a bow and arrow and sing it had us building the perfect racing uniform.

Thanks again for having us Warwick Mall!

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BYOI – Snotty Mummy

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BYOI is at the Warwick Mall today for our first of two shows! We are here with Erich, Emily, Barbara and myself and our FAM David! David has a brother, wants a pretzel and will be Scream for Halloween. For our first game, Pillars, I was tied up in a yoga pretzel and had the comfort of my Teddy Bear Bill.

Next up was Trolley Stop where we visited Seekank and zombies needed condiments with their brains. Highlander found me unwinding a Mummy to blow my nose and attacking a vampire with a bat. Barbara won Busta Rap and then we had a fashion killing robot and a third-grade marriage proposal. Action Figures saw a Trick or Treat go wrong and we finished with Sing It at the “Desert” shop with ice cream and sand.

One more show coming up at 3pm. See you then!

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BYOI – Dreams Of Dogicorns and Ice Cream

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We had a super fun time at Providence Improv Fest’s family friendly block. Thanks so much to Elderberry Jam for being amazing and getting the audience in a great mood beforehand. Our special show at 95 Empire had Daniel, David, Ian, Barbara, Erich, Jonathan and Audrey making everyone laugh. The FAM for the show was Cailin, who is in the 6th grade. She gave a great FAM interview, where she impressed the cast with her love of math and oreo ice cream, and where she also invented a dog/unicorn hybrid. In FAM Greatest Hits, Daniel sang the “Tiny Unicorn” which went up the charts to tin foil, according to Jonathan. After that, Ian sang a poppy tune about math and ice cream.

Try That On For Size started off the participation part, with stair licking, running through the woods, and trying to miss school by making a mark on your forehead. Chainsaw followed that, with the cast and 2 brave audience members trying to make it down the line with a door to door ice cream salesman at a carousel with a pencil. The game went off track a few times, and ended up incorrectly with a dog sitter or a bratty little brother in an apple orchard, rodeo or mansion with a cheeseburger or jar of peanut butter. It was fun to watch!

Up next, we had the craziest Action Figures I’ve ever seen in my years of blogging the shows. Daniel and Erich were moved around by 2 audience members as they played a game of hopscotch. It went exactly how you would picture Action Figures hopscotch, with twisting, odd movements, and Erich on the ground. The last game of the show was Curtain Call, with Barbara and Jonathan on guitar. The cast did a recap of the show in song, and we learned that playing hopscotch may have been better with butterscotch.

Thanks again to our great openers, Elderberry Jam, and thanks to Providence Improv Fest for having us! We can’t wait until next year!

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BYOI – Mopping in Circles

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It’s the first Wednesday of the month, so that means that BYOI is back in the Izzy Room at Hasbro Children’s Hospital with Jonathan, Candice, and Audrey. Joining them is our FAM Infinity. Infinity is in kindergarten and loves Barbie and Tinkerbell.

Our first game of the night was Remake, which found Jonathan and Audrey exploring what happens when Tinkerbell gets fed up with Peter Pan constantly shaking her for fairy dust. What Are You Doing examined breakfasts on Mars, interstellar travel plans, and hiccuping lady bugs. Infinity joined us for Pillers and led Candice and Audrey in an interesting new addition to the Chucky Cheese Ball pit…mops and pictures of balls. Trolley Stop found dogs, being afraid of the dark, and glacial pacing. We closed the show with a rousing game of Sing it, and learned all about the eating habits of the hybrid Polar Monkey and it’s love for frozen banana pizzas.

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

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