Archive for January, 2018

BYOI – Ffff-lease!

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We had a great family friendly show at the Warwick Center For the Arts! Daniel, Erich, Barbara and Audrey were joined by a special guest: Krissy! Our FAM was Leslee, who came to the show with her husband and some church friends. She is an eye technician who likes running, playing cards and cooking. Someday she’ll visit Australia! FAM Greatest Hits had Audrey singing a pop song about running, Daniel singing about the Parkers, and Krissy sang about cookies and Keith. The final song had our trio singing about a trip to Australia in a very peppy song!

Remake had leather goggles and accidental professions of love. Letters to Santa needed to be translated, and presents were delivered! Pillars had spoons adorning windows, people having to climb rocks to get food in Australia, and the sloths flossed. Up next Chainsaw, with a salsa dancer at the beach with a robot. In typical Chainsaw fashion, it went way off the rails with a driller or fortune teller at an underwater ballet with a chinchilla or chick.

Alphabet had an overwhelming amount of zebras, a kid who wouldn’t go to sleep, and sisters were competitive in the mirror. Slogans gave us one liners for nutritionists, marching, cowboy, and the Patriots. Follow That Action had everything! Blood, yetis attempting a cell phone, and helicopter pizza delivery. The show ended with Debate Club! All plants mattered, we could all be holograms, cats could be lots of things, and a pointless pencil could erase!

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BYOI – Faster than a Speeding Beano

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Our late night show at the Warwick Center for the Arts featured Daniel, Josh, Barbara, Erich, Alan and David. Our FAM was Amanda. She is a cashier at a small grocery store and is finishing high school. She came with Anna and Delaney, and chocolate cake is her favorite dessert. If she had a superpower, she would be super speedy like the Flash.

Greatest Hits brought us such classic hits as “The Flash” and “Tom’s Market”. What are You Doing required our cast and volunteers to anger giants, hunt for leprechauns, make pancakes, and stop a helicopter. During First Line, Last line, the queen’s longevity was affected by six-inch heels. Josh was blinded by the beauty, and nobody wanted to let go. Chainsaw turned a helpful clown in Hawaii with Drano into a clown car driver at a rave with a cat. Alphabet introduced Bacon covered cakes and boats by the shore. The first date had stringy zebra yeti.

Slogans pitched us surgeons, crockpots, cashiers and Drano. Serious Scene had us panning for gold in California. It was a crapshoot at best. Our final game was Debate Club, where we argued the merits of chocolate.

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BYOI – And it’s Stringy, Too!

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It was a dark and stormy night for our 7pm Family Friendly show featured Daniel, David, Alan, Josh, Barbara and Erich. Our Fam was Luke, who is studying film and loves dinosaurs and chocolate. He would like to buy a penguin or Michael Jackson’s Thriller on vinyl.

We started off the evening with a song about Luke! Daniel and Josh were Action Figures. The lion lost his mane, Daniel had an electric experience, and Josh got ahead of the game.

During “Meanwhile”, Larry the penguin posed as a person to eat all the fish heads. New and bright waters contained all the happy penguins whose SAG contracts were violated, so they went on strike. Timmy in the Well had David guessing that Lassie got lost in space. During Typewriter, Daniel wrote a story called Da Francis Da, a dark and stormy night brought Da to the grocery store, where he bonded with his newfound love over potato chips. Francis was defrosted mysteriously and the produce had a horrifying sale on birthday kale. Rope featured voguing cats, clearing traffic, using English degrees and catching frogs. Quickest minute had nuclear waste causing mutating genius stegasaurs who learned how to knock on doors. We wrapped up the show with another song!

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BYOI – Audrey’s Mom

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Welcome back to the late night show with Josh, Ian, Jonathan, Erich, Audrey, and Daniel!Our FAM was Liz! She’s a product designer of wacky home goods & toys, and children’s illustrator. She likes to volunteer at the theater and collects things like rubber headed puppets. The cast serenaded Liz, now only referred to as Audrey’s Mom in FAM Do Run.

Try That On For Size had kid claiming, tough kites, back hair brushing, and dice throwing. Meanwhile had an awkward wedding, inaccurate accents, and a desserted bar–with desserts, get it? Timmy In the Well had Daniel trying to figure out that Thomas Edison’s spaceship wouldn’t start under a sink at a carnival.

Two Headed Monster had an affordable steal from the Netherlands! It was an aluminum bucket welded by penguins. Rope was next, with fried Cheetos, heavy cereal, skating, and strange golfing. The Quickest Minute taught us the difference between a dam and a dike, depending on where you were. The remakes became more and more frantic, as they were 30, 15 and 5 seconds long. The night ended with Curtain Call, as the cast recapped the show in song.

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BYOI – Borrowed Chinese Food

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We’re back to start off season 11 of Bring Your Improv  with Daniel, Jonathan, Ian, Josh, Erich and Audrey!

Our FAM was Jessica, who is celebrating her 17th birthday! She enjoyed Chinese food for her birthday, and works at the state’s favorite place, Dunkin’ Donuts. She loves reading Harry Potter and Stephen King books, and would be an avid gamer if she could find the motivation to turn on her PS4. She came to the show with her friends, who she described as hyper, geeky and adorable. FAM Day In the Life had a Hamilton-themed musical Harry Potter, lazy texting, and adorable friends.

What Are You Doing started off the show! We met people who were having their destiny for dinner, practicing Wingardium Leviosa, and make cake and pie! Lines From a Cup had a cat with a light and a dark side, everything was made of stars, and Jonathan’s tongue had a lot of bacteria. Up next was Press Conference, where Erich was Father Time, and he earned the gold medal in snowboarding.

Sing It had Stephen King on Broadway! There were dragons, but they weren’t for petting. Only the nice people could stand. Quick Scenes was fun, with a rock instead of chalk, Jedi training with silent Yoda, and a princess in Tupperware. This was followed by Highlander! The game took place where a kid could lift himself up, and oil made the floor slippery. In the end, it came down to Jonathan and audience member Carolyn, with Carolyn eliminated. The show ended with Busta Rap! The cast and audience members rapped along with cat, snow, singing, and hippopotamus. Jonathan beat Ian in the end!

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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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