Archive for October, 2017

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 – He’s Got Code (1,000th FAM!!)

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We’re back for a very special show with Daniel, Meredith, Ian, Erich, Jonathan and Audrey! Our ONE THOUSANDTH FAM was…John! John is a supervisor in IT, and he loves harassing Erich at work. He’d like to visit Easter Island, and he came to the show with his family. FAM Greatest Hits had a metal song about the Easter Island statues, a country song about being in IT, and a blues song about hardened arteries.

Try That On For Size started off with dodgeball, abstract art, difficult tupperware, Shakespeare thumb biting, and unicorns! Pillars had the window to Daniel’s soul and dumb pigs. Up next was Chainsaw, with a stripping fireman at the basement of a flamingo farm with a solar powered pogo stick. Not Britney Spears at pigeon coup with a jackhammer. However, Audrey was a superstar and figured out the object!

Alphabet took place in church with a bunch of different names for the devil. We also learned that xylophones were invented by Jesus. Hallelujah! This was followed by Word’s Worst! We learned about the worst nurse, locksmith, smurf, mad scientist, pumpkin, and stress ball. The night ended with Highlander, where the cast did a scene about brainwashing the IT guy. In the end, Daniel had to perform all 4 times. He closed out the show with the super news that our old friend Alan is coming back to the BYOI cast! Yay!

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BYOI – Grandma’s Purest Chicken

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We had a spooky family friendly show with Daniel, Jonathan, Ian, Meredith, Erich and Audrey at the Warwick Center For the Arts! Our FAM was Juan, who is a high schooler and part of the Youth Collective. His social studies teacher likes to critique everything and starts the day. Juan’s grandma is staying with him and makes the purest chicken. Scary FAM Day in the Life had fresh Juan, floating grandma, and the biggest little dog.

Monster Trolley Stop had the relection in the mirror, Cookie Monster, Bob Barker, a werewolf, and a talking mime. Two Headed Monster had a mattress store employee who was ripping the tags off the merchandise. He was the worst employee ever. Chainsaw was crazy, with an adorable little child princess in Juan’s wardrobe, with a jack-o-twinkie. The cast and audience volunteers veered way off, thinking it was a beauty pageant queen or lounge singer at the closet or shoe store, with an iPhone or can of Spaghetti-O’s. Horror Movie Catch Phrase had Jonathan, Audrey and audience member Adam wondering what was behind that door and if Adam was alive.

Famous Last Words had the end of a can opener, Oscar the Grouch and a fireman. Helping Hands had Ian and Erich helped by Alan and audience member Karen. They were seniors getting early dinner. It had slimey butter, stolen rolls and free mints. Curtain Call recapped the show in song, especially how great our FAM Juan is!

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BYOI – Monster!!!

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Our 6pm Youth Collective Halloween show featured Carolyn, Jeffrey, Rob and Matthew. Our FAM was Adam, who came dressed as Big Nazo character Snortimer and answered questions in character. His favorite pastime is hiding under the bed and his favorite monster besides himself is Frankenstein. Tableau brought us to a bear’s spooky cave, had us singing in a shower, and going to the movies. Newborn had Carolyn and Jeffrey had to guess that they were a werewolf and Easter and they had a baby that was legos. Our Youth Collective members argued about how mad we had to get in Debate Club. A calculated decision does be foul play instead of triple brought us jibberish as a culture. The textbook of languages was too big, and STOMP!

Revolver spun scenes about a permanent trip to Africa with Billy and his mom, pennies on the floor missed by the neck of a giraffe, piles of pickles and the Doctor. Then the Youth sang a Do Run to wrap up the show!

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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 – Falsetto Battle

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Our Late Night Comedy Show starred cast members Audrey, Daniel, Barbara and Amy, and our FAM was Jake, who is celebrating his birthday! He would like a tattoo this year, and he is turning 18. He likes Harry Potter and geeks out about space science. Our first game was Movie Critics, where we created a film about Jake’s Existential Crisis. He drove the car and loved his pet cat more than life itself. A space-time warp turned him into one singularity sensation. Sit, Stand and Lie Down brought us to the park with Cast Alumni Alan as an audience volunteer. Exercise was thwarted and we made a latte, or at least a lot of coffee. In Lines From a Cup, we seemed to have lost our tricycle, daddy met your mother, I am a pretty pretty princess, and nobody put baby in the corner. Everything Emporium made Amy guess that folks wanted to buy pumpkin spice Butterbeer, a jogging refrigerator, and an evil clown wig that makes you sound like Jack Nicholson.

Two Headed Monster was a punny foray into love. Back in My Day we didn’t have biologists and frogs were happy. We didn’t have dragons, and the lizards just had to wing it. We didn’t have pagers, we had squires. We played Trolley Stop, with such characters as itchy mumblers, drumming mimes, knee wiggle wagglers, astronauts and yogis. We wrapped the show up with a Rap written just for Jake.

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BYOI – It Was in Blue but then I Read it.

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Or Family Friendly 7pm Comedy Show Featured Audrey, Amy, Barbara and Daniel. Our FAM was Carolyn who is celebrating her 14th birthday. Carolyn has been coming to BYOI for 7 years now. She has no stage fright and wishes that she could play Carol in Carol’s Christmas. She is homeschooled and still has to do math in an online math class. Her favorite subjects are archaeology and horseback riding. She would love to do an escape room with her friends. Our first game was Typewriter, where we wrote a book that was a sitcom about Carolyn’s life. Zoological Archaeology was in the encyclopedia but it fell in the fire. Cathy kept bragging until she couldn’t ride horses. I knew it! Tableau brought us to Scotland where the bagpipes were not as popular as one might imagine. At the Office, The desk bit the shins of the accountant. Atlantis had no insurance, and Neptune heard that s’mores exist. Equestria held a noble tree whose quest was indeed to “leave”. Revolver highlighted scenes based on trigonometry, tuna and chocolate, a bell and snap. The skyscraper could not be built, the fries did not fry themselves, the candy bar didn’t play a song and we were so very late!!! Newborn had Daniel and our audience volunteer having to guess they were JK Rowling and Arbor Day, and they just gave birth to the Bronx Zoo. In Guidance Counselor, Daniel had to help students Audrey, who didn’t know how to use a pencil and our audience volunteer who lost their wallet, and Amy had pumpkin spice overload. Debate club had our cast and volunteers arguing about how long stage fright takes. We stayed in our dimension but the tree fell and no one could hear it. Good, Bad and Ugly was an adventure in advice on what to do if your teacher is mean, if towels come out of your shower and if you get trapped in an escape room. We ended the show with a song for our FAM Carolyn.

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BYOI – THREE HOURS!!!!

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It was 6pm at The Warwick Center for the Arts, and our Youth Collective Show featured Youth Collective Cast members Carolyn, Rob, Jeffrey and Matthew practicing and showcasing their skills on stage. Our FAM was Jessi who works at Dunkin and has a sassy biology teacher. She has two small dogs and three fat cats.

Our first game was Sit, Stand and Lay Down. Three fat cats were too lazy to go to the food bowl. Marriage Counselor had Rob struggling to guess that Matthew likes to collect tiny things and Jeffrey hates people, and they both love Japanese Noh theater. Revolver featured Annoying sisters with messy toys, pickle juice disaster piles, the slowest fast food ever, and waiting for three hours!

Sing It was all about a Star Trek beam down party where everyone was a redshirt. Phasers showed status, Rob changed his shirt and they swapped the phaser for a tricorder.

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BYOI – 200 Over Par

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Finishing the night with our Late Night show with our cast Erich, Meredith, Josh, Emily, Audrey and Ian. We also have our FAM Dan, who plays a lot of Destiny 2 on PlayStation, wants to be in business and run the Honey Nut Cheerios ad company and replace the Bee with a Bear. In our first game, Growing & Shrinking Machine, we had big fish, little fish and way over par!

Next up in Serious Scene, miniature golf took on a whole new meaning. Then in Guidance Counselor Meredith helped with parental divorce, concussions and helped fix the Septic System Plumbing at McDonald’s.  Now it’s the Dating Game where Erich had to guess between a pair of gloves, Justin Beber and Plymouth Rock. Then in Two-Headed Monster, we found the bean… but we need more! Next up is World’s Worst, with a pocket knife that was just pockets, pizza topped with beans, and screwdriver from Ikea. Moving on to Tableau where The Less Than Chocolate Factory, A wet Plymouth Rock and A Galaxy not so far away. Finally in Sing It, we saw the Coffee Beans as a snack at Target.

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