Archive for November, 2015

BYOI – Crustacean Comrades

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IMAG6765_1Our FAM was India, who is in the 8th grade and loves math! She came to the show with her friend Reagan, who is very truthful. India is super smart and speaks Japanese and reads Steinbeck! We’re impressed! In FAM Sing It, no one liked Daniel’s noodles and the water didn’t need to be stirred.

Action Figures had Emily and Daniel playing Ronald and Nancy Reagan. They had a great adventure in the kitchen! In Remake, the Redcoats were coming and George Washington needed a reason to make a flag. Amy wasn’t satisfied, so it was redone as a suspense film. Next it was redone as a romantic comedy and finally as a pre-Revolution silent documentary. Thanks to our brave audience member, who was part of all of the versions! Alan was looking for love in The Dating Game. He had to choose between Amy as Thailand, Daniel as a very creepy spoon, and Courtney as Donald Trump. Surprisingly, he picked the creepy spoon.

Pillars was up next! Daniel and Josh performed while 2 audience members came up with random words. One chemical plus two chemicals equals kaboom! We were introduced to a thing called a buttcap, and bells helped Daniel feel so happy! A piano’s G-string was showing in Blank Walks Into a Bar. Who else visited? An English teacher, who was just looking for her grammar. In Follow That Action, fairy tale characters met and had some interesting confrontations. Finally, the night ended with Debate Club! Alan was adamant that crustaceans are not fruit. We learned about haggling, copyright law, and no one had time for puns.

Thanks for coming out to see us this year. See you back here at the Warwick Museum of Art on January 8, 2016!

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BYOI – Chocolate In Boston!

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IMAG6758_1Happy Black Friday, and welcome to our last shows of the 2015 season! The show was lead by Daniel, and he was joined by Josh, David, Emily and Alan! Our family friendly show’s FAM was Mia, who is a high school teacher and going for her master’s degree! She’s going to a chocolate bar tomorrow, which is super exciting! She loves Mickey Mouse and doesn’t really like the smell of Johnston. She says her family is fun and wonderful, but they should probably help out with the dishes. The cast serenaded Mia in FAM Do Run before starting off Helping Hands! Two audience members were in control of Daniel and Emily, who were scrubbing the bathroom with a growing rubber duck. In Alphabet, the cast visited Boston, but the buildings were made of chocolate and they were melting in the warm weather. Two brave audience members jumped in and had a philosophical discussion about everyone’s favorite place, Dunkin’ Donuts! Next up was Chainsaw, with audience members Sue & Courtney joining in. A physical therapist was in Thailand with a tape measure, but the only thing everyone got was the tape measure! Occupations guessed were video game tester and soldier, while location guesses were a pigeon shooting field and a jungle.

In Two Headed Monster, David did a scene with Alan and an audience member, who played the monster. They wandered around Disney World and followed a Mickey Mouse who may have been dehydrated. Back In My Day, they didn’t have chocolate bars or rocks in the backyard (because glaciers didn’t push them here yet). Freeze Tag followed this, as they went Black Friday shopping, visited Oz and realized Watson should have gone to elementary school. The final game of the show was Spelling Bee, with the cast and a few audience members spelling words like music, quagmire and onomatopoeia.

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BYOI – We Need a Scarf For The Cat

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20151120_223518(0)It’s 9:00 at the Warwick Museum of Art and that means it’s time for BYOI! Tonight our cast was Candice, Ian, Alex, David, Amy, and Josh and our Featured Audience Member was Alex. He’s a teacher who likes orange, The Princess Bride, and backpacking through Europe. Our first game of the night was FAMpack, which featured scenes about Carrot Top, a princess, and scarves. Then we played Sit, Stand, & Narcolepsy, which featured a scene about being lost in Europe. This was followed by Revolver, which featured scenes about Inigo Montoya, being rich and happy, orange orange, and fluffy.

Next up was Chainsaw, where we saw coal shoveller, a school, and a tissue become a mother always about to give birth, everywhere, and a toothbrush. Then we played Catch Phrase, where one person could only say “Why did you take this job?” and “Gimme that beef” while the other could only say “Where did you go wrong in life?” and “Don’t poop your pants.” Spelling Bee was next, where our cast had to spell such words as “yes”, “most”, “money”, “princess”, “photosynthesis”, “Siberia”, and “Armageddon.” This was followed by Reverse Highlander, where Alex started it off by performing a four-person scene about a full head of hair all by himself. Our last game of the night was Curtain Call, which was all about beautiful, humble civics.

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BYOI – Liquefied Entrees

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20151120_200512It’s 7:00 at the Warwick Museum of Art and that means it’s time for BYOI’s family-friendly show! Tonight our cast included Candice, Ian, Alex, David, Amy, and Josh and our Featured Audience Member was Ally. She’s a student who likes firefighters, pigs, Massachusetts, and stuffing. Our first game of the night was FAMlander, where we saw a scene about fiery Massachusetts. Then we played Follow That Action, which featured a scene in Ally’s Diner with Powdered Toast Man. Lines From a Cup was next, which featured a scene about stuffing… in an evil teddy bear.

This was followed by Marriage Counselor, where Amy had an obsession with porcupines, Rose hoards pillows, and together they live in a windowless house. Next up was Say It Again, where we saw a scene about a curly-tailed pig as a dream pet for grandma. Then we played Post It, featuring cuddling with poodles, turkeys in Canada, and haunted architects. Sit, Stand, Lie Down was next, where we saw a scene all about The Cave of Wonders, Toblerone, and Taco Bell. Our last game of the night was Irish Ditty which was about “no fire death”.

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BYOI – Ovens With Not Enough Science

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CUSqzfrWIAULd0pIt’s 6:00 at the Warwick Museum of Art and that means it’s time for BYOI’s Youth Collective show! Tonight our cast was Rose, Shane, Ally, Carolyn, Dylan, Kat, and Rachel and our Featured Audience Member was Daniel.  He’s a teacher who likes games and sleeping. Our first game of the night was FAM Reunion, where we learned all about roasting marshmallows over flaming cars. This was followed by Action Figures, which featured a scene all about raking leaves into tiny bags and then playing golf with them.

Then we played Madam Zelda, where we found out that Rose would brush her teeth with sandpaper, learn how to windsurf, and then perfect her windsurfing skills by learning how to do it on a Mercedes Benz in a volcano. Irish Ditty was next, where we learned about dirty cats. Next up was Serious Scene, which featured a scene about Scotland Yard. Our last game of the night was Highlander, where we saw a scene about three jobs.

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BYOI – Wallaby Soccer

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IMAG6523_1Welcome back to the Warwick Museum of Art! This show had Amy, Emily, Alex, Daniel and Josh! The late night’s show FAM was Kara, who is a sophomore in high school. She loves soccer but hates chemistry and came to the show with 3 of her friends. She played FAM Movie Critics with Alex, as they talked about “Kangaroo and Scooby Doo.” The movie was about her trip to Australia with her friends, but thankfully a German tour guide helped save her when she was lost!

Freeze Tag started off the night, with audience member Brenna playing. Jack and Rose fulfilled their “Dirty Dancing” fantasy, Amy wasn’t tall enough for the ride and everyone had fun creeping out Alex! “Beauty and the Beast” was remade a few times in Remake! It started with a romance taking place on an Uber ride, before turning into a musical horror, and finally a subtitled silent film. Josh was a criminal in Good Cop, Bad Cop, as Daniel and Alex got him to admit to ripping the tag off a mattress while jaywalking on Sesame Street with Bill Nye.

Alphabet had the cast and audience member Sean doing short scenes in the workplace, pasta was made at the bakery because it was baked ziti, and there were plans to modernize the library. Slogans gave us taglines for sewing machines (“They’re tailor made!”), math (“Not for the ugly; for the acute.”) and lunch! What Are You Doing? featured audience members Kate and Dwayne. They, along with the cast, did crazy things like texting the Declaration of Independence to Grandma, pogo sticking and auditioning for Moscow Ballet. The night ended with Irish Song, with the cast singing about Kara and her friends.

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BYOI – Sue Is Burning Your Things!

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IMAG6521_1Happy Friday the 13th!! Thanks for joining Alex, Josh, Emily, David and Daniel at the Warwick Museum of Art for the family friendly show! Our FAM is Toni, who works for operations at an insurance company. She came to the show with her partner and nephew, and loves playing on her iPad. She has 2 crazy dogs and recently saw “Wall-E” which elicited some fun impressions from the audience! For FAMily Reunion, Thanksgiving dinner at Toni’s house got really stressful when Toni’s most hated coworker showed up. In Action Figures, Emily and Josh were moved by audience members Katie and Andrew. We had fun watching their hijinks as they tried jet skiing with jet packs! Guidance Counselor had Emily solving problems for teachers and students. Josh was the lunch lady serving too many unfree lunches, Daniel the teacher was falsely accused of cheating, and audience member Harrison was getting sick from chalk dust.

Madame Zelda had David telling Emily her fortune, with help from spirits Josh, Alex and audience member Carolyn. Emily found out she was going to inherit exploding money before eating enough bananas to turn into a monkey, and ultimately she would turn into Wall-E. In Revolver, Alex and Emily did scenes with audience members Matt and Sean. We witnessed a bad bank heist and Alex had the worst Halloween ever. The cast felt the need to sing next, as they sang about insurance in Irish Song! From there, we moved onto Serious Scene, with audience members Karen, Andrew and Carolyn helping the cast. They did a scene in Toni’s office as she battled her evil coworker in a rousing game of checkers! The show ended with Highlander, where a World War I film had Godzilla crashing into Afghanistan and speaking Shakespearean prose. Josh did a hilarious final scene featuring Keanu Reeves, Kermit the Frog, Nicholas Cage and Matthew McConaughey!

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BYOI – Roasting Pi

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 Welcome to BYOI’s Youth Collective Show this Friday the 13th where Shane, Rose, Ally, Dylan, Cat and Carolyn are ready for a fun show with their FAM Tom. Tom loves board games, math and a sci-fi book about prophecies. So we see a day in Tom’s life where too many pets are out of their cages and Pi should not be roasted for Thanksgiving!

In What Are You Doing, we found out why you do not use a cat to mow a lawn!!! In Good Cop/Bad Cop, Allie misspelled a word in Germany with Heidi Klum. In Do Run, “Rose was a winner!” In Growing and Shrinking Machine the kids are no longer allowed at Walmart! Finally in Highlander Carolyn had to do the entire scene by herself feeding her own alien baby and was exposed as the alien!

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BYOI – I Am Hero, I Have Skull

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20151106_220956It’s 9:00 at the Warwick Museum of Art and that means it’s time for BYOI! Tonight our cast featured Meredith, Alan, Josh, and Daniel, and our Featured Audience Member was Emma. She’s in marketing and enjoys pinkberry, caprese salad, sitting, and Belize. Our first game of the night was Growing & Shrinking, where we saw scenes of a heavily-breathing dog in a hotel room, and killing bees with a softball bat. This was followed by Fortunately/Unfortunately, which featured a scene about basketball. Then we played Questions, which was all about drinking and getting a traffic ticket.

Next up was Excuses/Excuses, where the excuses escalated from diarrhea, through alien abduction, and up to stopping Trump’s hair tornado. Two-Headed Monster came next, where we saw a scene about organic pomegranate dog poop. This was followed by Rope, where we saw such actions as pizzas under plates, making spaghetti, and building a house without a hammer. Then we played Try That On For Size, where we saw such actions as getting closer to ants, reaching for the clouds, ripping out a light bulb, pouring beer into your hand, and opening the door to new possibilities. Our last game of the night was Highlander, which featured a scene about McDonald’s.

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BYOI – No More Butterscotch

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20151106_201310It’s 7:00 at the Warwick Museum of Art and that means it’s time for BYOI’s Family-friendly show! Tonight our cast was Alan, Josh, Daniel, and Meredith and our Featured Audience Member was Jen. She’s an actuary who likes reading, Canada, Hawaii, and The Shawshank Redemption. Our first game of the night was A Day in The Life, where overachieving actuaries put the world into debt forever. This was followed by What Are You Doing? where we saw such activities as charging money for air, cheering up a sad beta, playing with chalk, and building a candy building. Up next was Centerpiece, where we saw scenes featuring a tropical (“dessert”) island, Kool-Aid, romance (kind of), and recess.

Then we played Interrogation Line-Up, where our criminal masterminds picked their noses in a car with the queen of England. Remake was next, where we saw the epic film “The Last Mousse” as a documentary, and a musical. This was followed by Greatest Hits, where we heard such songs as “The Noodle That Would Not Cook,” “The Math Test That Would Not Work,” “Just Gellin’,” and “We Are Crazy Cat Ladies (duet with The Backstreet Boys).” Up next was Growing & Shrinking, where we saw such scenes as the elliptical machine, an unwanted fight, the worst vacation to the Himalayas ever, so many fans, and imitation zombies. Our last game of the night was Do Run, which featured a song about The Shawshank Redemption.

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