It occurred to me that I can't just offer some push buttons to play the vignettes and that the participant interaction should be more fun. Easy, familiar games have always worked for me in past interactive art, so here's a new idea...
What's the one thing the Georgie Boy character misses since his fall from Broadway? His name up in lights! Therefore, we'll have a Broadway style show marquis with his name spelled in dotted letters like a green room vanity mirror. Special thanks to Lightnin' for suggesting LED's mounted inside ping pong balls to diffuse them.
Participants can hit the big, lighted "spin" button to sequence the smaller letters of Georgie Boy's name surrounding the names of the vignette categories. When the spinning letters come to a stop, the corresponding large letter is lit, and a vignette from the corresponding category is played as the animatronic Georgie Boy interacts with his dog, Smoochie Pooch.
When his name is finally fully up in lights, Smoochie sings him a song, with lots more animatronic stuff coming to life in his Motel room in an overly happy, creepy, dream-like sequence of delusional delight.
There's lots of influence from our 2008 project, Zsu Zsu here. I think the crowd cheering and hoping for a particular letter will prove entertaining and engaging.
Art cred: Georgie Boy 2011: www.mutantvehicle.com/georgie_boy.htm ; Ein Hammer 2010; Fluffer 2009; Zsu Zsu 2008; U-Me 2007; Mantis 2006; MiniMan and Pikes Of Paranoia 2005; Time Machine Mutant Vehicle 2004. www.MutantVehicle.com