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.