The Animatronicans is a sitcom style show that follows the adventures of theme park animatronic characters from current and closed attractions.
See what happens when the parks close and everyone, living and mechanical, goes home for the night. In our story President Abraham Lincoln (Josh Siniscalco), Journey in to Imagination’s Dreamfinder (Jeff Jones), now closed Maelstrom’s Polar Bear (James Keaton) and Carousel of Progress’s John (Doug Ba’aser) share a private home in Windermere. Their identities have been unknown to their neighbors for years until one day when a journalist from the human world (Janine Klein) knocks on their door and turns their magical world upside down. Once the curtain comes down, you’ll never look at a theme park attraction the same way.
The Animatronicans was written by Jeff Jones (Welcome to Hell, Hell Freezes Over, Little Miss Fringe Festival) and directed by Fringe veteran Michael Wanzie (The Lion Queen and the Naked GoGo Cub, Wanzie with a Z). Many changes have occurred in Orlando area theme parks in Orlando and the city is due for an updated return of the fast selling show in the Orlando Fringe Festival history, The Animatronicans. Jeff Jones’ award winning comedy is centered on the lives of four theme park animatronic characters living together in a home off property from the parks opens at the Footlight Theatre at the Parliament House on April 7 with a script that has been updated. The show won the Patron’s Pick at the 2016 Fringe Festival and the Critic’s Choice award for Best Comedy Play.