The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Ginna Hoben

November 15 – December 9, 2018

Dumped on Thanksgiving Day by her fiancé, Mary stumbles back into the dating world, where “romance” ranges from weird and creepy to absurd and comical. Over the course of an epic year of mismatches, Mary’s frustration grows. Fortunately, the charm and innocence of a five-year-old boy unexpectedly brings her a new outlook on life — just in time for Christmas. With a delightful musical backdrop from The Doherty Sisters, this hilarious and heartwarming show will bring a cheery, change-of-pace glow to your holiday season.

The Twelve Dates with the Doherty Sisters

A New Cabaret for Next Act Theatre by Kelly Doherty and Marcee Doherty-Elst w/ Jack Forbes Wilson (feat. Susie Duecker)

We have a special treat following the evening performances of THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS Friday, December 7, and Saturday, December 8. For these two nights only, The Doherty Sisters have created a special cabaret to let you know what they really think about Mary’s year-long dating odyssey. Experience their inner monologues out loud and set to music — with Jack Forbes Wilson tickling the ivories!

Put some Do-ho-ho-herty into your Holidays and join us for THE TWELVE DATES WITH THE DOHERTY SISTERS! Admission is included with your ticket purchase to THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS on December 7 at 7:30 pm or December 8 at 8 pm. Join us for this delightfully festive cabaret cocktail mixed, shaken, and stirred with your favorite holiday songs and a mix of musical comedy stylings from the Sisters with just a dash of trademark Doherty sass!

If you’d like to attend the cabaret only, it is slated to start at 9:30 pm on Friday and 10 pm on Saturday. There is a suggested donation of $5.

“…Twelve Dates does indeed serve up laughs and the rush of new love – a yummy buffet of the warm feelings one craves at the holidays.”Broadway World

“With its rueful comedy and open ending, THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS isn’t a Hallmark Channel kind of show. But Next Act Theatre’s new production could appeal to singles and former singles… “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Duecker’s high-energy delivery is captivating. She works the crowd like a pro as she circles the stage, making sure the audience is with her every step of the journey.”

“Next Act has served up a delicious treat that is a fine alternative to traditional holiday fare.”Shepherd Express

“Duecker has a presence onstage that makes the formality of the theatre feel almost immaterial. There is a great emotional warmth about it. It’s casual. But it’s classy too. This isn’t some Lifetime holiday movie.”The Small Stage

“…while Duecker’s Mary is great fun to watch, it is the supporting trio that really elevates the show – the savory part of this delightful dish.”Wisconsin Theater Spotlight

Show Run Time: The run time of this production will be about 1 hour, 40 minutes with no intermission.

Purchase Tickets
A $1 per ticket Facility Fee and a $2 per ticket Processing Fee will be added to all orders.


Susie Duecker as Mary

w/ the musical stylings of
The Doherty Sisters and Jack Forbes Wilson

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