The Music Man

August 2, 2018 - August 5, 2018

CoHo Theater - 2257 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR 97210

A re-imagined concert staging
book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson

“Well, ain’t no call for a boys’ band in this town…”

You got that right. We’re assembling an all female one. In this stripped-down staging of an American classic, we probe a question we’ve been asking since last season’s Men on Boats: who gets to tell our most foundational stories? What if the Music Man you’ve been waiting for all this time wasn’t a man at all…

Adjust the lens. Challenge the tradition. Hear it again for the first time.


  • Writer Mereideth Willson
  • Director Isaac Lamb
  • Stage Manager Rosie Lambert
  • Musical Director Mont Chris Hubbard
  • Props & Costume Designer Jamie Hammon
  • Lighting Designer Jennifer Lin
  • Accompanist Jennifer Dykstra


  • Harold Hill (and others) Caitlin Brooke
  • Marian Paroo (and others) Elizabeth Fagan
  • Quartet 1 (and others) Laura McCulloch
  • Quartet 2 (and others) Merideth Kaye Clark
  • Quartet 3 (and others) Emily Eisele
  • Quartet 4 (and others) Shahayla Ononaiye