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BYOI – The Sunflower Connection

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Another fun show was had with Krissy, Amy, Audrey, Erich, Daniel and Barbara during our late night show! Our FAM was Fritzi, who turned 44 today!! She’s a 5th grade teacher who is currently designing a camp. Fritzi likes gardening, and she’s the mom of two wonderful daughters, Shae and Aidan. She has a few people who bug her, like those who gossip or are miserable. FAMily Reunion had Fritzi at work where there was a child in the desk, the papers were being shredded for no reason, and staying out in the sun made you have to do paperwork.

What Are You Doing had a bunch of random things like making a souffle, searching for Mars on a telescope, undressing mole rats, and grading fifth grade. Centerpiece had sunflowers, the quadriatic cupid letters, and brownies in every cupboard. Everything Emporium had all of the things in Amy’s store! Erich was looking for a pencil that can only write in cursive, Krissy needed a gold coin that would turn her into a time traveler, and audience member Paul needed a worm with hiccups.

Questions was crazy, where rights were read, time with the therapist, questionable pills, and a newborn’s existential crisis. Famous Last Words followed this, with the end times of a dog, Marty McFly, Napoleon, and bleach. Next up was Quickest Minute, as Daniel, Barbara and a very brave audience member did increasingly frantic versions of Rapunzel. It was a blast! The night ended with Sing It! Princess Aidan stole a cow to become queen. However, the cow wanted to be queen instead!

Happy birthday, Fritzi!

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BYOI – I Know The Alphabet

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We had a super fun family friendly show with Audrey, Krissy, Barbara, Daniel, Erich and Amy!  Our FAM was Zoe! She wants to be a teacher when she grows up. She’s reading a book about a princess superhero, likes playing Zingo with her sister Eliza, and going to the beach. If Zoe had superpowers, she said she’d like to have super vision, which she would use for evil. FAM Typewriter told the story of Princess Zoe and her Pusheen party.

Try That On For Size had eye makeup in the worst way, sausage making, and apparently not dinging Erich out! Pillars was next, with shirt buttons, shirt tie, and multi-tees, but not just tees. Excuses, Excuses was next, where Erich’s bus had a flat tire before he was attacked by a purple duck. If that wasn’t crazy enough, a meteorite fell to Earth and turned the season to autumn!

Alphabet had Cat Girl and her laser pointer, and we learned that you should always have treats on hand in order to summon Dog Boy. Audrey and Krissy lost their flower shop to someone with a cape, which didn’t amuse them at all. Up next was Slogans, with groaners about Chicago, the park, bread knives, toasters, and princesses. Highlander had our FAM Zoe helping out, where she was the valedictorian of the second grade! She’s gonna be a teacher someday! No cheating allowed! The show ended with Finale Song, with the cast singing a recap of the show.

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BYOI – Acid & Base

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It is a Monday night and BYOI is out at a STEM camp at Brown University with Myself, Emily, David, Barbara and Tim! We had an extra long show tonight with two separate FAMs, Lauren and Dan. Lauren loves to sit around and read and thinks it is strange if you trip UPstairs. Dan enjoys Parenthood, yet does not enjoy teen drama. We began the night with Pillars where the National Yarn competition created a mess of floppy dolphins and tiny monkeys. In Try That On for Size, we swam all night and showed that we were fabulous! The Two-headed Monster only liked cleaning up burgers at Burger King and Quickest Minute gave us Cinderella in just 5 seconds. Timmy in the Well had Tim guessing that Neil DeGrasse Tyson got stuck in a garbage disposal on the moon. Action Figures showed us that it is difficult to make a pizza and Debate Club asked, “If Cinderella’s shoe with perfectly… how did it fall off?”

After a brief intermission, we were back with Remake asking which came first, the egg, the chicken, or the Western Omelette. Trolley Stop gave us Robots, Can You Believe it Girls and The Mystery of the Girl on the Bench. Centerpiece had David in four different scenes and he was shook… out of a tree. Chainsaw saw a Theoretical Physicist, in Wakanda with bread become, Grand Moff Tarkin in the woods with soda. Freeze Tag taught us that no ring is big enough for an engagement and Highlander taught us that Acid, Base and rock may cause cool kids to shake violently. Finally, we sang the group out with Curtain Call.

Thanks so much for having us again! We will be back in just a few short weeks!

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BYOI – How To You Like Being Polka?

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We had another great show tonight with Amy, Barbara, Emily, David, Daniel and Tim! Our FAM was Aidan, who just graduated from our Youth Collective. She wants to go to Disneyworld someday, and she loved telling embarrassing stories of her sister, and of the time when Daniel embarrassed her in class.  We’ve loved watching her grow up! Aiden and David hosted FAM Typewriter, which had a story of crazy dogs and their cones of shame.

Try That On For Size had a new arm, stress, and a velcro hat. Alphabet needed soul, had a terrible boyfriend, and Paul was lost. Next up, Amy was the therapist in Marriage Counselor. Tim believed he was a unicorn, Daniel was allergic to Fresca, and together, they hated their children Hansel & Gretel.

Pillars had a sock who just wanted to be supportive, the watermelon had problems, and finger meant so much. From there, we jumped to Famous Last Words, with the parting words of Jennifer Lopez, Minnesota, shoes, and Xanax. Highlander had Amy, David, Tim and Aidan’s mom Fritzi doing a frantic “Wizard of Oz” with Tim winning the game. The night ended with Irish Ditty!

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BYOI – A Whole New Coconut

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We had a great family friendly show with David, Tim, Emily, Amy, Daniel and Barbara to start off the holiday weekend. Our FAM was Abby! She’s part of our Youth Collective and is homeschooled. She loves that the order of classes changes, and in her free time she likes reading fiction books.

FAM Sing It! started off the show, with tasty cake made of random flavors. Trolley Stop had detectives, kitties, and Elmer Fudds. Meanwhile had al dente marshmallows, but they weren’t chewy enough. Books came from the Times, and the words in the trees were just syllables. Everything Emporium was up next, with Tim trying to sell strange things. Daniel needed his grandmother’s diaries on an old computer, Amy needed a perplexed sword, and Barbara needed a llama with anteater parts.

Two Headed Monster had a monster who ate books whole; especially the sequels! We followed that with Rope with rowing homeschoolers and only a few ropes. Growing and Shrinking had difficult family photos and flea circus intermission. The show ended in song with Do Run!

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BYOI – Ziggy the Dog’s Adventures

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Welcome to the final Youth Collective show before summer break! We had a great show with Gussy, Abby, Matthew, Shae and Aidan. Our FAM was Amy! She loves the color magenta because it brings life to things. She came to the show with her daugthers, who wanted to see their friend in the cast. The family has a cool dog and an unknown number of goldfish!

The night started off with Tableau. We saw the dog’s ball thrown in the yard, the crumpled napkin at a restaurant, and the mess in Shae’s room. Next up was Chainsaw! We started with a baker in the desert with a butterfly net, and ended with a short order cook with an iron.

Sing It followed that fun game, where the dog made it up and down the slide. Thankfully, he had health insurance and ended up just fine. Debate Club ended the show, with the cast debating sisterhood. We learned about laziness, debt, and nocturnal teens.

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BYOI – Tyrannosaurus Oedipus Rex

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Our Late Night Comedy Show at the Warwick Center for the Arts was a Birthday Blast for our FAM Marcia, with Erich, Ian, Tim, Emily and Daniel on the cast. Marcia works in medical billing, enjoys strawberry cheesecake, would love to go to Vegas and someday might like to have a pet pit bull. Sing It featured whispering mammals, cheesecake and trying really hard to get excited. Trolley Stop introduced such characters as smoking gentlemen, detectives following trails, catty co-workers and paranoid future prisoners. Two-Headed Monster helped Harry find his wand. Daniel was Madam Zelda and he had to guess that Emily would get in a car accident this week, will swim with a shark and have a baby, and will wear two left shoes. Movie Critics was all about “Pit of Bulls”, a Sci-Fi film about lovers scorned and their lively adventures. Debate Club caused all kinds of arguments about honesty, cheesecake, inner peace, and A Christmas Story. Growing and Shrinking Machine had Hawaiian Beaches, works of art, exercise, dancing digit boogies and sensitive cookies. We ended the show with Highlander!

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BYOI – Here’s Some Cool Logs

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Our Family Friendly Friday show was Frightfully Funny! With a fast consisting of Daniel, Ian, Emily, Erich and Tim. Our FAM was Andrea, who is a full-time parent who loves embarrassing her child, youth collective member Matthew. She loves hiking and participating in circus sports 23 feet of the ground. She loves Fan Fics, has a doctorate degree, and speaks several languages including Acadian and Hebrew. We started the evening with a FAM Remake of Andrea’s life, “Only Up, Not Down…” As a crime drama, Sci-Fi film and Anime. Tableau brought us hiking in the mountains with a billygoat, a volcanic game of rock, paper, scissors and stargazing with Orion’s Belt. Lines from a Cup assured us that the cookie baker was healthy but he called to say he forgot. We played Dating Game next, and Erich had to guess that his choices were Aladdin, a toothbrush and a hot air balloon.

Sing It! Was a rousing musical with inspired and ingenious musical numbers such as “You Better Light the Fire”, “You can do it if you try or else” and “I don’t want to come near you.” Quick Scenes entertained with prepositions, illiterate archeologists and Alaskan igloos in Venice.   Good, Bad and Ugly brought us advice on shoe shopping, wrestling and befriending parrots. Our final game was Debate Club, where we argued about empowerment in your 20’s but it is character that counts and you should do more than 2 characters in improv when you are 46.

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BYOI – Super Mario Machine

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It is six o’clock on a gorgeous early summer evening, and our Youth Collective had a great show! On cast were Gussy, Abby, Aidan, Shea and Matthew. Our FAM was Patrick who likes pancakes and pizza and would save the world with a time machine and a laser gun. Maybe he wants to be a spy when he grows up, or a video game designer.

We started the show with a round of chainsaw, turning a cowgirl in space with bubbles into a farmer or a cow or a dairy farmer in space with bubbles. Busta Rap rhymed cooks, spy, butter and machine. We finished the show with a debate club about the movements of Mario in the game world, spinning in circles for exercise, thinking and popping wheelies at a derby for a trophy.

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BYOI – Get to the Point

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Our 9pm Late Night Comedy Show at the Warwick Center for the Arts had a great cast with Krissy, Audrey, Josh, David, Ian and Amy. Our FAM was Rose, who is celebrating her 18th birthday. If she could give Josh a birthday gift, it would be a fancy guitar. If Josh gave her a gift, she would want a cow that hugs. She is going skydiving on Sunday and works at Target, where she spends all of her money. We began the evening with a FAM remake of Rose’s trip to Croatia, which was utterly disturbing in every way possible. Tableau brought us to Target, a shoe store, a moonlit drive with werewolves, an accountant’s desk, and a pumpkin patch. Sing It went skydiving, where we had musical numbers about jumping, charging camera batteries and painted backpacks, the expense of clown college, and poor landings. Interrogation Lineup had our culprits confess to cow tipping in a music store with cookie monster. Meanwhile, scratch and sniff stickers and clothing were not the best idea but the mannequins were live and HR was blind. We played Busta Rap next, and then The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. We wrapped up the evening with a song for our FAM Rose!

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