Between them, Coon Rapids couple Patti Hynes-McCarthy and Tom McCarthy have written, directed and produced 25 original Christmas shows through The Seasons Dinner Theatre.
This year, Hynes-McCarthy has written a sequel to a show that premiered back in 1993.
Twenty-three years ago, “Three Wishes for Christmas” centered on a little girl named Cassandra, and this year, “Three ‘More’ Wishes for Christmas” focuses on her daughter, Isabella, a very serious and skeptical 8-year-old.
Hynes-McCarthy finds inspiration for Christmas shows everywhere, and last year, she met actress Sally-Anne Hunt at an audition and knew even so many years later that she should write a sequel to “Three Wishes for Christmas.”
“It really took having her walk in,” Hynes-McCarthy said. “It’s a huge part.”
In “Three ‘More’ Wishes for Christmas,” Cassandra gives Isabella the same gift she received years ago, a magic lamp, in the hopes that she might hold on to her childhood a little longer.
Actor Timm Holmly returns as The Genie, the role he played back in 1993, and he is even wearing the same costume, Hynes-McCarthy said.
McCarthy directs the production, and Steve Quesnel serves as musical director.
“Three ‘More’ Wishes for Christmas,” a musical comedy, opened at The Seasons Dinner Theatre at Majestic Oaks Nov. 26 and will run through New Year’s Eve.
“It’s just been an overwhelmingly great response so far,” Hynes-McCarthy said.
Evening performances are held each Tuesday through Sunday with additional matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Seating begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings and at 4:30 p.m. Sunday nights. Matinee seating begins at 10:45 a.m.
Tickets are $32 for children and range from $50 to $61 for adults.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.majesticoaksgolfclub.com.
Majestic Oaks Golf Club is located at 701 Bunker Lake Blvd. in Ham Lake.