Archive for August, 2017

BYOI – Swallowed that Joke

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9pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts means it’s time for our Late Night Improv Comedy Show! On cast were Amy, Erich, Daniel, Emily, Barbara and David. Our FAM was Ethan who goes to a High School for the Arts. He painted stern trees in Germany and would ask a Fairy Godmother for car insurance. He would like to work for NASA if they had enough funding.

The evening began with FAM Movie Critics. Grandmother Punk sold car insurance for the Matchbox, but registering it at the DMV was a challenge. At least there was a happy ending, unlike our next game which was Fortunately/Unfortunately. Our lovely day on the mountain turned dangerous quickly, especially for the pucka-bucks. The reality TV show about their adventures did well but the teacher was confused by the Peanuts. Two Headed Monster had us incensed! Newborn made Daniel and our volunteer Kate have to guess that they were David Tennant and Little Red Riding Hood giving birth to the Eifel Tower. Questions brought us Freudian analysis, fashion disasters in math class, and puppet shop sewing with Uber binoculars. Post-it introduced such concepts as Area 51 Avocados, TARDIS dragons and appendage railroad.

There could be only one winner of Highlander, and after a sea voyage adventure, we narrowed down the cast and volunteers, and that winner was Erich. We finished up with Debate Club, during which our cast argued the value of being an art student, dark roast coffee, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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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 – Everyone Sasses You!

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Our Youth Collective showed off their skills at our 6pm Youth Collective Show at the Warwick Center for the Arts. On cast were Hetta, Steven, Ethan, Carolyn and Robb, led by cast member Emily. Our FAM was Barbara, Who would love to go to Japan and South Korea with her best friend. Her favorite superhero is Batman. If she could glow in the dark her glow would be red, like a volcano. We jumped right in with a game of Tableau. Lava was chasing a person from a volcano, The mini-soda was flavored small, and forgotten milk befriended the spoiled tomato under the couch at the museum.

Chainsaw started with a Zoo Janitor at the Space Station Dump with a pigeon and ended with a house cleaner on mars with a snake. Rope required some quick thinking, the light was unreachable and the thirst was unquenchable, but the shoe could be found in the cupboard.

Alphabet had the wrong bean bag, protein was for the weak, the carnival ride never started but the hamburger was grilled.

Do Run featured a song about a fat bat named Brad, the bear had hair, and missions commenced at cool school.

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BYOI – Very Vocabulary About Vocabulary

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We had another great show at the Warwick Center For the Arts! The late night show had Daniel, Jonathan, Ally, Emily, Candice and Amy. Rosie was a school administrator for 33 years, and came here with a group of friends to celebrate her retirement! Thanks for coming all the way down from Rochester, NY! She loves zombie films and her grandchildren. FAM Last Line, First Line had Jonathan motivating Candice with rum, and engagement rings from zombie fingers.

Follow That Action started off the show, with a scheme to get people out of the bar, and fruit carcasses on the wall. Sing It brought us to Disneyworld with Daniel, Jonathan, and audience member Jim. Marriage Counselor was next, where Daniel had a foot fetish, Candice collected potatoes, and they lived in a gingerbread house.

Pillars had shiny eyes and perfect strawberries, before we jumped over to Greatest Hits. Amy sang a peppy song about the thesaurus, Daniel and a brave audience member rocked out with vocabulary, and the remaining cast sang about encyclopedias. Growing & Shrinking Machine had chartreuse nails, crew holding the Titanic together, a world donut champion, and a rough day at dental school. The night ended with the cast singing to Rose in Curtain Call!

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BYOI – Awkward Lab Experiences

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We had a really fun show at the Warwick Center For the Arts with Candice, Amy, Daniel, Jonathan, Emily and Ally. Our FAM was Taeya! She’s a middle school student, and likes science. She’s a fan of reading and her comic relief friends. Taeya came to the show with her mom and little brother! FAM Typewriter showed us a great adventure! Seahorses were trying to escape the science lab, while a goldfish witnessed a budding romance.

Tableau started off the show, with the NASA Control Room (Candice was Houston, who was sick of problems, and Daniel let us know that Major Tom was only a Captain), Block Island, and Walmart. Audience members Karen and Noah were great additions! Say It Again started off with a new stage show by a strange family. Up next was Chainsaw, with  a fairy dust collector at the Bronx Zoo with socks.

Alphabet was fun, with squirrels (my favorite!), a llama getting an x-ray, a “bagel-aria” and the cast trying to not disturb Candice. Five o’clock!! This was followed by Rope! An iguana was getting pet on the head, Amy learned ASL, and Ally ate too many bananas. Emily and audience member Ethan told the story of the fight between newspapers and the internet, with Amy and audience member Carolyn miming it out. Finally, the cast ended up serenading everyone at the end of the show with Do Run!

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BYOI – Breath Of Life

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We had a fun Youth Collective show with Carolyn, Steven, Ethan and Rob on a rainy evening. Our FAM was Julie! She’s a respiratory therapist, and would like to revisit Bulgaria and eat some cheese schatzel. Julie loves Wonder Woman and her invisible jet, and is a super proud mom.

Sit, Stand and Lie Down had a very sanitized conveyor belt at the mac & cheese factory, while Popeye gave a pilot a brownie in Jamaica in Timmy In the Well. Quick Scenes had cheese on the wall, a ride in Wonder Woman’s jet. Up next was Revolver, where grandma foiled plans for world domination. The show ended with Debate Club, where we learned dragons sleep better on the floor.

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BYOI – Wiley Zebraroo

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We took a trip to Roger Williams Zoo for an honor roll reward party! Emily, Barbara, and Candice got to meet our awesome FAM, Robin! Robin wants to see the pyramids in Egypt, she’s been to Switzerland, she loves taking selfies in her free time, and if she could mix two animals she would take a zebra and kangaroo to make the zebraroo. We started off the show with FAM Pillars, where we saw Barbara and Emily taking selfies in a trampoline park.

Next up was Trolley Stop and there were squabbling chickens, perms that didn’t set, and grocery shoppers racing each other. In Two Headed Monster, we mined for chocolate in Egypt and found out that Egypt is known for its slimy chocolate. After that was Good Cop, Bad Cop and we learned that Barbara was washing dishes in a bathroom on the moon with Barney. In Freeze Tag there was bubblegum that made teeth invisible and changed flavor, heavy apples were picked, and the little teapot kept missing the teacup. Candice and Emily were our Action Figures, and they couldn’t catch the zebraroo to give it a bath, so they spun their arms in circles to get its attention. Lastly we played Spelling Bee, and we discovered that both “Mississippi” and “Phoenix” have a zero in them.

Thank you to Roger Williams Zoo for letting us use the space and thank you to Bay Village Apartments for letting us hang out with you!

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BYOI – Cold Cold Rockabye

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Our 9pm Not-So-Family Friendly Show at the Warwick Center for the Arts featured Ally, Ian, Erich, David, Emily and auditioner Audrey. Our FAM was Erin, who is a nanny for 6 children. She enjoys DC Comics and quilting. She is a fan of Harley Quinn but didn’t care for the new movie version. Her boyfriend Tom is a “geekly” goober. We started off the evening with a FAM Growing and Shrinking Machine. The quilt was soft, Grampy fell and couldn’t get up, the well was dry, and Erich needed assistance but it was short by a sheet. Action Figures got dressed while doing the Macarena and they were so excited! Peanut allergy attacks were frightening and Ally told David it was all for the birds.

Short Cutz was an adventure in fishing. The sea creatures could smell the toes, the market had the basket and the basket was in the market. Rehearsal was in the hole, and it was a tricky operation. During Madam Zelda, Emily had to guess that Erich Is going to have a seal baby, get fired for singing Ice Ice Baby, and his hands will become baked potatoes. Our Movie Critics reviewed the Sci-Fi classic, Trogs. The thunder army in the town of Eden took the flies that were meant for lunch. Famous Last Words brought us Taco Tuesday and Good, Bad and Ugly brought us speed quilting, elder care tips and advice on choosing a restaurant for a date. We capped the show off with a Busta Rap all about our FAM Erin!

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BYOI – All We are Saying is Give Armadillos a Chance

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Our 7pm Family Friendly Show at the Warwick Center for the Arts was a blast! On cast were Erich, Ally, Emily, Ian, David and auditioner Audrey. Our FAM was Tom B., who works for a photography company and enjoys playing Xbox Games like Destiny. He enjoys Marvel films, especially The Avengers and Spider Man.

We kicked off the evening with a FAM Sing It! Ian learned to pirouette with his massive calves, and he was a natural according to Ally. Sit, Stand and Lie Down featured shorter superheroes, sketching costumes and sewing capes while our young hero tested his strength. After that, we played a round of Revolver. The angels winged it during a halo shortage, the airplane needed key maintenance, flamingo conventions commenced and The Jolly Green Giant forgot his lines. During Timmy in the Well, Ian had to guess that Ronald McDonald fell into quicksand in England.

Two Headed Monster brought us secrets from the man under water, open windows and meow hammers. In Quick Scenes, cinnamon ratios were corrected, the Spice Girls’ Reunion was a hit, and Mr. Potato had a close encounter.  Follow that Action turtles were sloth hares and puppy kisses saved the day, the doctor couldn’t turn the turtle over without a little roll.

We ended the show with Debate Club, Ally forgot the words of The Little Drummer Boy, Armadillo rescues didn’t take drummers into account, including Xbox Rock Band drummers. The recital was poorly attended and Jeremiah was a bullfrog.

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BYOI – Let Me Beam You Up, Baby

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It’s 9pm on our 9th Birthday at the Warwick Center for the Arts and it’s time for our not-so-family-friendly show! On cast were Daniel, Ally, Emily, Jonathan, Josh and Candice.

Our FAM was Kate, who is a property detective who survived her workday. She loves Little Rhody Raspberry soft serve ice cream. She really likes the TV show, Sherlock. We kicked off the show with a Welcome song for Kate! Try That on for Size was next, during which Candice dried her glove, we took a bathroom break, played Hungry Hungry Hippos, and smelled what the Rock was cooking. Our Pillars brought us a scene full of ripped paper and chairs. We beamed up to the Titanic and the picnic, drew planks of wood and the wife got framed. Chainsaw began with a lumberjack in a restaurant in outer space with a record player, and it ended with an archaeologist at the bar from Star Wars with that record player!

Short Cutz supplied Fairy Godmothers with rotten pumpkins, spirit fingers, and a Benedict Cucumber Patch. Debate Club had our cast and volunteers arguing the finer points of  Benedict Cumberbatch, the difference between Jim Carrey and Jim Morrison, the smell of arid, and the Irish potato famine. Candice conquered the competition in a Highlander, which featured the struggles of protein acquisitions in a vegetarian restaurant, noodle counting adventures, and sick burns.

We wrapped the show up with a song for our FAM Kate!

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