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Tear down the barricade to see Toby's 'Les Miserables'
Tear down the barricade to see Toby's 'Les Miserables'

The storming of a barricade is the dramatic highlight of the Broadway musical "Les Miserables." There's likely to be a storming of the box office at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia, whose exciting production qualifies as one of its best shows in recent years. It's an ambitious musical to stage in any theater, so doing it at an in-the-round dinner theater is a bold move. Co-directors Toby Orenstein and Steven Fleming skillfully handle the complicated traffic management. There are 24 actors negotiating a compact performance space that's also occupied by the moving platforms deployed as prison cells, cafes, living quarters and, of course, the barricade...