Tom McCarthy, director, and Patti J. Hynes-McCarthy, playwright, have built on the yearly success of their professional theater production company.
...Coon Rapids, Minn.; March 5, 2007 Due to greater-than-anticipated response, The Seasons Dinner Theater is extending its run of "So…It's Lent Then" for two additional performances: March 24, 10:45 a.m. and March 25, 10:45 a.m. "So…It's Lent Then", an original script written by Minnesota resident playwright, Patti J. Hynes-McCarthy, has set new attendance records for spring performances during the theater's 19-year history.
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opens " So…It's Lent Then" by Local Playwright
Coon Rapids, Minn.; February 20, 2007 The Seasons Dinner Theater
opened its second dinner theater production of the season on Valentines Day, February 14."So…It's Lent Then", is an original script written by Minnesota resident playwright Patti J. Hynes-McCarthy.
This marks her
19th original script for The Seasons Players
.The Seasons Players
, a professional theater production company, have been entertaining The Seasons Dinner Theater audiences for 19 years.
"So…It's Lent Then" by Patti J. Hynes-McCarthy
is the second production this season performed by The Seasons Players
a professional theater troupe run by Patti
and Tom McCarthy.
Written and directed by Patti J. Hynes-McCarthy
, The Christmas Pickle follows the story of Dorothy (Dot) Swenson, the local "pickle lady" and contender for Gedney's State Fair award-winning pickles.
...Tom McCarthy and Patti Hynes-McCarthy create harmony on stage as well as at home as the couple builds on the success of its professional theater production company, The Seasons Players, which has been entertaining audiences at The Seasons Dinner Theater at Bunker Hills for more than 17 years.
...According to actor/director Hynes-McCarthy, "Tickets for holiday performances were selling out so fast that we hadn't had the chance to properly promote the events.
"Musical theater, particularly dinner theater, is making a comeback," Hynes-McCarthy
Originated by Tom McCarthy and Patti Hynes-McCarthy
, The Seasons Players
is a production company that manages professional actors and singers whose roots are in Minnesota.
...Patti J. Hynes-McCarthy, Owner of The Seasons at Bunker HillsPatti J. Hynes-McCarthy
prides herself on growing up "Minnesotan" in the small northern town of Pillager, Minn., and graduating from a high school class of 36 students.She attended the University of Minnesota at Morris where she earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Theater/Speech and Secondary Education.She
Master of Arts degree in Speech Communications with an emphasis in Theater from North Dakota State University, which was where she
met McCarthy.The McCarthy's were married in 1982 and moved to Coon Rapids, Minn. Having had a strong acting background, Hynes-McCarthy never quite pictured herself as a playwright, but began writing scripts for The Seasons Dinner Theater in 1989.
has written 17 original scripts, which she
plans to publish.She
and McCarthy have co-produced, directed and performed in numerous shows, both original and published.She
Minnesota roots have been especially helpful in developing scripts that strongly appeal to The Seasons Dinner Theater
audiences, whose ticket sales exceeded 6,500 during the 2005 holiday show.Hynes-McCarthy also enjoyed a 16-year history of working in human resources and health care.She
takes pride in her
two sons, Christopher and Jonathon.She
has the energy for one more, so will be raising an adopted daughter from China very soon.