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Local youth appears in ‘The Music Man, Jr.’

Jentry Thorne (front row, third from the right) recently appeared in “The Music Man, Jr.”
Jentry Thorne (front row, third from the right) recently appeared in “The Music Man, Jr.”

Jentry Thorne, 11-year old daughter of Terry and Dana (Craun) Thorne recently appeared in “The Music Man, Jr.”

She held two roles, one as a townsperson and another as a band member. Thorne belongs to Classical Conversations of Northeast Oklahoma. This home-centered Christian education movement sponsored the musical as an opportunity for their students to explore the arts.

“Music Man, Jr.” is a special adaptation of the classic masterful musical that is family entertainment at its best. The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize - this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for River City Librarian Marian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen.

The costume Thorne wore for the musical belonged to her mom, Dana. The event was held April 12-13 at the Grace Chapel in Tulsa.

Classical Conversations is hosting an information meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Pawhuska’s First United Methodist Church, 621 Leahy.

For more information or to RSVP for the meeting, contact Dana Thorne at, call 918-855-4428 or visit

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