The Twelve Dates of Christmas


By Ginna Hoben

December 8, 2020–January 3, 2021
Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre
A fun, flirty alternative to holiday conventions

Just a month after seeing her fiancé kiss another woman on national TV, Mary is ready to re-enter the dating world. Going on dates that range from comical to bad to comically bad, Mary grows increasingly pessimistic—until she meets someone who changes her outlook on life. This charming one-woman play puts a Sex and the City spin on the holiday season.

Genevieve Fleming performances
Matinees: Dec 8–12, 19, 21–24, 26, Jan 2
Evenings: Dec 12, 14–19, 26, 28–31; Jan 1, 2

Melissa Oei performances
Matinees: Dec 13–18, 20, 27–31; Jan 1, 3
Evenings: Dec 8–11, 13, 20–24, 27; Jan 3



  • Showtimes
    Mon–Fri: 4:30 & 8 PM*
    Sat & Sun: 2 & 7:30 PM**
    *Christmas Eve: 1 & 4:30 PM; closed Christmas
    **includes Boxing Day

    Running time:
    approx. 75 minutes (no intermission)
  • Watch Online
    Watch Recording $19
    The viewing link is available for 30 days after purchase. Choose which performer (Genevieve Fleming or Melissa Oei) you would like to see, and finish viewing within 48 hours of pressing play! Running time: approx. 75 mins. Click here for our how-to video.

  • Special Performances
    Theatre Talks
    December 8, 2020 – 4:30 PM
    December 8, 2020 – 8 PM

    VocalEye Described Performances
  • Show Materials
  • Seat map
  • Directions & Parking
    162 West 1st Avenue
    Vancouver, BC
    V5Y 0H6

    Parking Tips
  • Restaurants
    Present your same-day theatre ticket at one of our restaurant partners to receive an exclusive 15% discount on food! View full list of restaurants.



A yummy buffet of the warm feelings one craves at the holidays


Artistic Team


  1. Genevieve Fleming and Melissa Oei


  1. Barbara Tomasic Director
  2. Ted Roberts Set Designer
  3. Amy McDougall Costume Designer
  4. Sophie Tang Lighting Designer
  5. Kate De Lorme Sound Designer
  6. Raugi Yu Livestream Director
  7. Angela Beaulieu and Ronaye Haynes Stage Managers
  8. Jessica Bournival and Taylor MacKinnon Apprentice Stage Managers
  9. Ken Cormier Recording Pianist
  10. Sharon Crandall Recording Vocalist



Immerse yourself in the sounds of The Twelve Dates of Christmas and listen to the show’s Spotify Playlist! The playlist is composed of songs chosen by the cast and creative team.

Source: Spotify
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A Season Of Scrooges

From the New York Times archives, this illustrated list from 2013 proves Mary is onto something when she says: “If you are an actor who can audibly string together the phrase ‘Happy Christmas’ or ‘God bless you/him/us,’ there is work for you in December.”

Source: The New York Times
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The First Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The parade plays a big role in Mary’s holiday tale. Here’s a little history on how it all began.

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Interview with the Playwright

Playscripts interviews Ginna Hoben on her play The Twelve Dates of Christmas and on how she ended up becoming a playwright.

Source: TheatreArtLife
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