BYOI – The Expression To Say It

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We had a great family friendly show with Daniel, Erich, Josh, Emily, Audrey, and Alessandra! Our FAM was Millie! She has sisters, and she loves cosplay. She was one of the characters from Jem and the Holograms for the last Comic Con, and she is a proud My Little Pony collector. She’d like to move somewhere without pollen, and a fun animal combination for her is a chihuaua/unicorn. FAM Six Pack had an executive chef for the local buffet, a globby gem, and a tuna hat.

Sports Commentator started off the show, with Emily and audience member Sue in a crazy tooth brushing competition with a surprising amount of sabotage. Remake had a dad finding out about all of his daughter’s crushes. The historical sci-fi version made the crushes our country’s founding fathers, before moving into the western fantasy version. Everything Emporium followed that, where Alessandra was helping her customers looking for crazy things. Josh needed vacuuming Easter eggs, Daniel needed a forgetful whale, and audience member Juan was looking for worry.

Centerpiece had it all there in black and blue and chalk signing. Up next was Story, Story, Die! Fairy tales were mixed up, the witch’s phone kept ringing, and a new house was built. The second to last game was Freeze Tag! We met a pirate with a peg leg, fingernails that were on fire, and Daniel had all the emotions. The show ended with a musical recap with Closing Song!

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BYOI – Brains and Soil

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The Youth Collective had their first show of 2018 with Rose, Gussy, Jeffrey, Sydni, Aidan and Rob! Our FAM was Karen! She works for a storage company and her favorite color is the color of her son’s eyes. The kids played Sit, Stand and Lie Down, where they brought a hose with donuts. Up next, Rose was looking for love in the Dating Game. She had to choose between a shovel, a waitress, and a dinosaur. It was fun!

Spelling Bee had the kids spelling and defining words like door (a wooden plank), park (grass is everywhere in the park and in the place), merury, and diaphragm. The dog was missing again, and the house disappeared in Vegas in Questions. Finally, we played Fortunately/Unfortunately! We learned the new story of Rapunzel, her extensions, Monopoly alimony, and a shark fight!

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BYOI – Lake Tuna

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It’s Barbara, Alan, Emily and Myself out in Chepachet, RI for Gary’s 50th birthday party! Gary loves to plow snow, hit up auctions and has a great love to go out on the lake with his daughter. We began the night with a game of FAM Pillar where Gary brought fresh tuna to the lake for his daughter to catch.

Next, in Alphabet, we saw lactose intolerant mythical creatures. Then in Good Cop, Bad Cop, Barbara used the not-a-restroom on the 9th hole of a golf course with Buggs Bunny. Then in Action Figures, Alan got a scalpel in his head and my patient was heavily knocked out. Because I Said So allowed me to learn that I was adopted, Dad is in a well-built dog house and Gary’s friends know him well. Finally, we sang the night away with Curtain Call. Thanks to Gary and his friends and family for having us out!

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BYOI – Oh, Spare me, Gus!

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Our Late Night Comedy Show at the Warwick Center for the Arts starred Alan, Josh, Ian, Jonathan, David, and guest starred Krissy. Our FAM was Jen, who is celebrating her birthday with us! She likes chocolate and Italian food. Last year she had a go-carting party, and she would like to visit Australia and visit kangaroos. We saluted our FAM with a special edition of First Line, Last Line. A pop-up map and bricks kept the teenagers off the lawn But it attracted all the other teenagers. Sports Commentator brought us the Kitty Litter Box Changing Championships with Bob and Sven. During Remake, Tinkerbell gave Wendy Pixie Dust but she was a double agent. It was remade as a Man-Vs-Nature Survival How, a Musical Horror and a Kung-Fu Soap Opera.

At the Everything Emporium, Krissy had to guess that her customers wanted a Go-Kart that cooks hot dogs, an asparagus night light and ravioli that makes your hands flail wildly. Centerpiece had cast member Ian in the center of revolving scenes about pilots, adding by threes, flat-Earthers and baby in the corner. Story Story Die brought us the story of a universe of Chocolate with candied chocolate people. The alligator plotted, the doughboy wore a strange cap, and the kit kat bar was a master weapon. Follow that Action brought us to the Australian Outback, and we wrapped up the show with a song for our FAM Jen!

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BYOI – Quinoa Quiche

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Our 7pm Family Friendly show featured Alan, Josh, Jonathan, David and Ian, along with a special appearance by former cast member Krissy! Our FAM was Cam, a student and budding Marine Biologist who loves musicals like Hamilton and to eat fried seafood. We kicked off the night with a FAM Growing and Shrinking Machine, with Piping Plovers, Hamilton footing the bill, and the forgotten exploits of an American in an overpriced Boulangerie. Sit, Stand and Lie Down was about Good Will Hunting…for thrift store bargains. The roommates didn’t share, the budget was tight, and the furniture from the side of the road was not enough. Questions started with the escapades of the dropped chocolate cake, investigated landscaping and horticulture, Star Wars popped up, and then we had a spot of tea in Paris with Superman.

In the Dating Game, Jonathan had to guess that Josh was turning into a lobster, Rose was Mighty Mouse and David was Connecticut. Catch Phrase brought us to a botanical garden. We had a spelling bee next and conquered such words as man, mouse, and caterpillar, and we almost spelled quinoa and quiche correctly, but we butchered mitochondria. Fortunately, Unfortunately, told the story of Humpty Dumpty and the super glue that stuck him together with Little Bo Peep. Little Red Riding Hood got a package of pizza from the wolf! We wrapped up the night with a song for our FAM Cam!

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BYOI – The Wand or The Screwdriver

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We’re back for our late night show! This time we had Daniel, Audrey, Erich and Barbara. Our FAM should have been Jonathan, but he trolled us and threw yours truly in the FAM cup. We learned about my cats Nibbles and Stormageddon, my day job, and what would win in a fight: a wand or a sonic screwdriver. FAM Growing and Shrinking with a cat hair wand, board games with a 2 sized die and a tortured call center worker.

Cuddles was stuck in the ceiling in Action Figures, and he may have brought raccoon friends and built a second floor on the house. Questions was next, with floor pancakes, bowling in the chess alley, it was all a dream. The Dating Game had Barbara looking for love, as Audrey was $1,000,000, Paul was Madonna and Daniel was Six Flags.

Catch Phrase had Erich in charge of Barbara and audience member Paul at Hogwarts. They were learning to turn dogs different colors, and were concerned about jumping on the table, eating Ajax and a tuition scam. Spelling Bee was next, with hard words like  around (going circularly straight circumnavigating around the circle!), sparse, horrible, despicable, and atrocious. Sit, Stand and Narcolepsy had a family trip to Sonic with 87 milkshakes and constitutional tater tots. The night ended with Curtain Call, as the cast recapped the show in song.

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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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