Funny things happen when love, ambition and family collide

Join us for The Christmas Note, a new romantic comedy that celebrates family and the magic of Christmas. Written by local playwright Michael Whyte and featuring the lyrics of country music artist Jason McCoy, this story will delight you with a heartwarming holiday love story. 

What happens when love, ambition and family are on a collision course? Rosie Alden is spurred on by the words of a 10 year old written note from her late mother as she strikes out on her own. But it's a note she has never read since receiving it on Christmas Eve all those years ago...

Rosie must navigate her quirky family, an unlikely romance, and save the family resort from the hands of the town's ruthless lumber baroness. Would her mother's final words be just the advice she needed? 

The Christmas Note fundraiser is now sold out! We look forward to welcoming you on December 15th at the Five Points Theatre. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the event will begin at 7pm. 

Theatre by the Bay Staff

  • Artistic Director & Producer - Iain Moggach
  • Administrator - Patricia Hammond
  • Communications Officer - Khaleel Gandhi
  • Education & Creation Coordinator - Leah Holder

Creative Team

  • Writer - Michael Whyte
  • Dramaturg - Leah Holder
  • Music by - Jason McCoy


Featuring Jason McCoy as Jake

  • Rosie - Sabrina Merks
  • Wade - Connor Jesso
  • Tom - Stephen Bainborough
  • Alice - Dawn Cain
  • Lily - Trudee Romanek
  • Danny - Kevin Scharf
  • Hemal - Shranna Jaggernath
  • Dania - Dania Chacaltana

The Christmas Note is part of Theatre by the Bay's 20th season anniversary.

This event is made possible with support from the City of Barrie, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Pure Country Radio and Theatre by the Bay's generous members, sponsors and donors.

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