Here's the delightfully weird and whimsical plot summary of this big foot story from the website:
The resort town of Discovery Island descends into chaos, with trash cans looted and hairballs fouling the streets, and local conspiracy nut Jerry Loudermilk (Maren Ward) convincing the locals that a supernatural forest beast called the "Megapaw" is to blame. When aspiring teen detective Winnifred Highsmith (Abilene Olson) goes missing after discovering a baby Megapaw (Rick Miller), the alarm is sounded and Montgomery Ward (Luke Aaron Davidson), Canada's elite forest ranger, arrives to save the day! Suddenly everyone is lost in the woods, seeking the hidden heart of the forest. Will they find it before the shifty resort owner, Fobelius Dort (Tom Reed), burns down the trees to make a bigger golf course?
|Little Toe (Rick Miller, with Lux Mortenson, photo by Brian Silcox)
|the cast of HAIR BALL! (photo by Brian Silcox)
appropriate for this whimsical world. When some of the characters eat some magical mushrooms, they begin to turn into animals, adding a tail or antlers or extra hair. But most spectacular of all are the Megapaws, great hairy creatures with voices like wookies (designed by Anne Sawyer). The small one, affectionately called "Little Toe," looks like a big fluffy stuffed animal, with shaggy moss-colored fur and a round black speaker thing for a face. And when their parent arrives, it's a wonderfully stunning moment. The oversized cartoonish props, with a bit of audience participation to create the fire effect, complete the look of Discovery Island. A duck flying overhead, or bugs buzzing around, only add to the island woods experience.
Like all good fairy tales, HAIR BALL! delivers a few messages in a light-hearted way - themes of friendship, love beyond borders of species or societal expectations, finding one's passion or identity, and respect for nature are peppered throughout. But mostly, HAIR BALL! A Bigfoot Musical Adventure is 80 minutes of joy, wonder, and delight for all ages.