There are always good reasons to venue a bit out of Anne Arundel County to catch a production at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia, but the current offering, "The Addams Family," offer a few extra incentives: Namely, local residents in key roles
Summer family fun is now served at Toby's Dinner Theater in Columbia in the form of Gilbert and Sullivan's ever-popular musical "The Pirates of Penzance," delivered by a lively cast of eager lads, comic swashbucklers and bumbling Bobbies - along with exuberant lissome lasses.
If you want to laugh a lot, go see "Spamalot" at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia. It's a fast-paced production that makes the most of its jokes thanks to a talented cast whose timing is as sharp as the medieval knights' swords.
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.
Jewish villagers facing religious discrimination in Czarist Russia in 1905 provide "Fiddler on the Roof" with very serious subject matter for a Broadway musical, but these villagers possess a sharp sense of humor that helps them carry their burdens. They also know how to carry a tune.
Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia often delivers the unexpected — even in a show called "Hot Nostalgia II" that's billed simply as "an original musical review." It's all that, and more; actually a kaleidoscope of musical moments from the 1930s through the 1980s, performed by a talented cast backed up by pianist Ross Scott Rawlings and a five-piece combo.
One thing that Ebenezer Scrooge does not get is a good night's sleep. That's because pesky ghosts keep appearing with reminders that he needs to reconsider his grumpy life. Ever since Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol" in 1843, audiences have enjoyed accompanying Scrooge on his overnight ethical transformation.
Watching the classic movie "The Wizard of Oz" always makes you feel like you're not in Kansas anymore. The theatrical version of this immortal musical at Toby's Dinner Theatre does a pretty good job of making you feel like you're not in Columbia anymore