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In Columbia, Toby's gift of a 'White Christmas'

In Columbia, Toby's gift of a 'White Christmas'

"Irving Berlin's White Christmas" is a nostalgia-laced ticket to simpler times, so consider it a gift from Toby Orenstein to your family this holiday.

Here is basically the same show and cast that had audiences at Toby's-Baltimore cheering back in 2009. Now it has been successfully restaged in Columbia, transforming Orenstein's table-side playhouse into a tuneful snow globe of seasonal entertainment.

This is the expanded, Broadway edition of everyone's favorite holiday movie, which turns out to be "just like the one we used to know" … and then some.

Familiarity is both a virtue and a danger when it comes to adapting such popular...