BYOI – It’s a Pizza, not a Baby.

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Our 9pm Late Night Comedy Show featured Daniel, David, Amy, Emily, Ian and Barbara along with our FAM Paul, who is celebrating his birthday. We opened the show with a song for Paul, about moose tracks ice cream, Yankee swaps, and ligers. Growing and Shrinking Machine brought us scenes about missing Zambonis, chicken puree, fingerprints and accordion lessons. During Catch Phrase, our FAM and his daughter went to work at a bowling alley with Amy. Press Conference made Emily have to guess that she was the original Madonna and she invented the shorter burning light bulb. Say it Again brought us bullwinkle manufacturing frozen confections in which Barbara took a dip, there were too many allergens, and Gryffindor won the house cup. Slogans brought forth advertisements for the Spanish Inquisition, sci-fi religions, and ancient Greek preventative measures. Serious Scene followed that, and we wrapped the night up with an Irish Ditty for our FAM Paul!

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BYOI – Like England but Newer

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It’s 7pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts, time for our Family Friendly Show! On Cast were Amy, Barbara, Daniel, David, Ian and Emily. Our FAM was Mike, who sells batteries and likes to play football in the backyard with his kids. His family got a kitten last week, who gets along well with their older cat. Sing it brought us Hip Hop Business, bells aplenty and a snippet from the musical “Les Moverales”. Our second game was Action Figures. David and Amy tried to navigate too many cats, while keeping things tidy with help from our audience volunteers. Lines from a Cup was next. Balloons were inflated, the Rock donkey was cooking the banana and macho nachos, happy happy Thursday! Good Cop, Bad Cop had Ian have to guess that he stole a magical dragon egg from a zoo in the enchanted forest with Porky Pig.

Typewriter featured ‘Mark’s Vacation in Los Angeles’. The Rams went to a football game, gained superpowers, and used those powers to save Walt Disney. Animatronics came to life, and wanted lemonade instead of giants. World’s Worst introduced the worst Tow Truck drivers, salty sentient gummy candy, Low Tide laundry detergent and electrified electricians. Highlander brought our cast and youth collective member Rowan on a malfunctioning jet to Mars. Moving the needle from East to “Fweast” didn’t stop us from having to get out and push. We wrappedthee show up with Say it Again. Football haircuts and apples helped Fredrick know the old witch from the enchanted forest liked the Rams and sold batteries to the man in charge.

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BYOI – Green Skeakers

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It’s 6pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts, and you know what that means! Our Youth Collective took the stage with Emmy, Juan, Rose, Rowan, Aidan and Luke on the cast. Our FAM was Alice, who likes the color green and her best friend Hetta. She likes to read fantasy novels and draw. Our first game was “What are you doing?”, we built cake towers, hunted for pet pellephants (that’s a cross between a pig and an elephant), and avoided making chicken soup. For Excuses, Excuses, Juan had to guess that he missed his bus, lost his green sneakers, and was drawing in a fantasy book. Story, Story Die brought us our Youth Collective’s version of the story of Hansel and Gretel. Growing and Shrinking Machine featured feeling groovy, falling cake, dancing machines and many tears.

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BYOI – You Shrank My Bulldog!

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The final show of the night was another blast with Amy, Ian, Daniel, Audrey, Emily and Jonathan. Our FAM was Dani! She loves Harry Potter and Doctor Who, and would make a strange casting choice for the next Doctor. FAM Greatest Hits sang songs about the Queen, grilled chicken and stuff.

The show started off with Good, Bad & Ugly, where 3 brave gentlemen gave varied advice about dealing with neighbors who leave their trash around and how to make your French friends happy. Alphabet had a miniscule teacup chihuahua, missing certification,  and paddle smacking with sticks. Pavlovian Response at the nursing home was next, with lots of bacon donuts, touching of bums, and excited exclamations. Amy had a blast!

Revolver had Ian and Audrey joined on stage by 2 audience volunteers, with a hidden stash of four leaf clovers, someone stuck in a pipe for 3 weeks, and a crazy night at the local Chelo’s. Rope had greasy cake, fun with the selfie stick, and penguins who kick! The Quickest Minute had a surprisingly innocent witch in the story of Hansel & Gretel, and the show ended with greatest hits of the show with Highlander. It was magically vicious! In the end, Audrey had to perfom all 4 scenes. Yay new girl!

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BYOI – The Unlucky Hockey Stick

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We had an awesome family friendly show at the Warwick Center For the Arts with Daniel, Emily, Amy, Jonathan, Ian, and in her first show as an official cast member, Audrey! Our FAM was Sean, who was celebrating his birthday with us, all the way from Pennsylvania! He’s in the 6th grade, where he loves math. He likes playing ice hockey and playing with his English bulldog named Dublin. FAM Remake took place in the middle school cafeteria with diverted crusts, genetically modified jam, and math.

What Are You Doing started off the show, as we coaxed a baby hermit crab out of its shell, shaved for the first time, reeled in a giant squid and developed a sugar allergy. Last Line, First Line had Jonathan as the sock-er, but he was super picky about socks. The geometry convention had all the shapes, and two heads were better than one. Ian was late for work in Excuses, Excuses. First, he couldn’t wake up without True Love’s kiss, then the bus driver was locked in the house with a zebra, and finally, a comet hit his house.

Two Headed Monster had Audrey and our FAM Sean making a bulldog statue with Ian, before we jumped over to Story, Story, Die! The cast was joined by a few audience volunteers, where they told the story of the rainbow unicorn who played hockey. Thankfully, they beat the secret Russian pegasus team! Growing and Shrinking Machine had a dog standing up on one leg for treats, Spin the Bottle For the New Coach, and a sad proposal from a literal gold digger. The show ended with Irish Ditty!

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BYOI – Fancy Kangaroos

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It’s Friday, people! What a great night for improv. The Youth Collective started off the night with Emmie, Rose, Juan, Rowan and Luke. Our FAM was Joe! He works in the Provost’s Office at Brown University. He likes spending time with his family, traveling, and playing in his band. One day he’d like to visit Norway, because he thinks Norwegians seem funny.

Try That On For Size started off the show with crazy things like toe sign language and Emmie’s boneless arms. Rose was the shopkeeper in Everything Emporium, where she was selling musical ladders to Juan, mile long test tubes to Luke, and British vikings to Rowan. Spelling Bee had the kids spelling words like truck, Joe, basement, and polymer. The show ended with Highlander, as the kids toured Australia, mate!

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BYOI – Rapunzel’s Chocolate Wine

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Our 9PM Late Night Comedy show at the Warwick Center for the Arts kicked off to a great start with cast members Daniel, Erich, Meredith, Josh and Amy. Our FAM was Linda, who retired from owning her own business. She came with Little Sue and Big Sue and Steve. They were not impressed by the roundabouts in Warwick, and they have traveled the world together.

FAMily Reunion brought us to Holland. Wooden shoes had splinters. Traditional dresses were bought, and we fixed the leaks in a traditional fashion! Freeze Tag featured giant gems, blessed elephants, lawn mowing, evangelical healing, and an answer to Rapunzel’s prayers. Typewriter highlighted the Mystery Sci-Fi Romance, The Case of The Missing Chinese Finger Trap…in Space! The wall was built and breached, the sasquatch was searched, the ice cream was eaten, and love was in the air. Daniel had to guess that Josh was a pair of socks that had to keep getting pulled up, Amy was baby voiced Archimedes, and Jon Snow knows nothing. In Remake we saw Mulan in the Caribbean as a musical, a sci-fi series from the 60’s, and a silent film.

Quick Scenes brought us Chocolate Wine, overprotective parents, hockey and the boy who lived. We ended the evening with a Do-Run all about or FAM!

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BYOI – All right, all right, all right!!!!

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Our 7pm Family Friendly Improv show at the Warwick Center for the Arts featured cast members Daniel, Meredith, Amy, Erich and Josh. Our FAM was Rob, who writes about laws and islands. His favorite island is Block Island and he has spoken to Rosa Parks on the phone.

Revolver featured Girl Scout cookie sales, this land is my land, Godzilla attacks, and epically agreeable muscularity. Try That On For Size featured baseball shenanigans, Titanic ballet fails, missed kite opportunities and tin foil fails. Guidance Counselor featured Meredith singing solutions to stolen magnets and broken hearts, gum stuck in hair that is now all gone, and getting caught touching the art but using stickers on the wall instead. Everything Emporium has us looking for burned moose heads, unicorn magazines and stilettos made of paper and rock.

Sing It! Had our cast washing D’s and C’s in the middle of the day while we thought to ourselves about scissor hands. We were on our own with the elemeno-p. Spelling Bee tested our spelling abilities, told time by the hour, islands were lands that were small and big in water, and we liked to write written sentences. Jurisprudence is a big island. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly let our volunteers offer advice on mending boo boos, waiting in line, and doing the dishes. We ended the show with Highlander! A visit to Candy Mountain resplendent with knees and Oreos!

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BYOI – But People Live In the Trees!

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It’s 6PM at the Warwick Center for the Arts, and all is well at our Youth Collective Show! On cast were Rose, Maddie, Juan, Aidan, Rowan and Luke. Our FAM was Jessi, who likes sushi and has a dog named Sheldon.

We started the show with Freeze Tag, which featured Red Panda glasses and infant-friendly chemistry classes. Pavlovian Response involved raising a hand with the word STOP, and mooing when people cough. Because I Said So had our Youth Collective playing parent and answering such important questions as “why did the turtle cross the road?” And “How come Santa gave my brother presents instead of coal?” And “why isn’t pink in the rainbow?” Alphabet had us buying groceries at the Gas station, refusing a marriage proposal and coloring the Easter Eggs all drearily.

Our final game was Highlander! Settlers wanted to settle the land, but it was already settled. We named rocks and chopped trees. New England!

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BYOI – Mopping in Circles

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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, Candice, and Audrey. Joining them is our FAM Infinity. Infinity is in kindergarten and loves Barbie and Tinkerbell.

Our first game of the night was Remake, which found Jonathan and Audrey exploring what happens when Tinkerbell gets fed up with Peter Pan constantly shaking her for fairy dust. What Are You Doing examined breakfasts on Mars, interstellar travel plans, and hiccuping lady bugs. Infinity joined us for Pillers and led Candice and Audrey in an interesting new addition to the Chucky Cheese Ball pit…mops and pictures of balls. Trolley Stop found dogs, being afraid of the dark, and glacial pacing. We closed the show with a rousing game of Sing it, and learned all about the eating habits of the hybrid Polar Monkey and it’s love for frozen banana pizzas.

It was a great night full of much-needed laughter for everyone.

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