0
 
BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Toby's Enchants Young And Old
by Cybele Pomeroy - Apr 8, 2017

If you love Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, there's not a single reason you wouldn't like the show at Toby's Dinner Theatre. It's a fun production. There's a lot to love about it. Dinner is tasty. Everyone at Toby's is unfailingly polite, cheerful, helpful and speedy, including each member of the actor/wait staff. The productions are done with attention to detail and the actors are well cast. That combination of elements is rare in ANY public forum these days, so all credit to the management for creating this wonderful environment. If you enjoy dinner theatre, you will be pleased. (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Toby's Dinner Theatre - It's Like Seeing It on Broadway
by Charles Shubow - Sep 29, 2015

Superb cast at Toby's is not to be missed. (more...)

BWW Review: Diverse and Parentless at the Turn of the Century: RAGTIME Revived at Toby's
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Sep 23, 2015

The America depicted here is a place of quests: Father's for the unknown horizon, Tateh's for a land where he and his daughter can prosper, Coalhouse's for reuniting with Sarah and raising his son in a world where blacks are regarded and treated as equals. To these quests might be added two more: Younger Brother's for some ideal he can build a life around and Mother's, a quieter one, to nurture a family, whatever contours her decency and generosity cause it to assume. And all of these quests are played out among the novelties and sensations of an exuberant American decade: among the things which will figure in the plot are Henry Ford's Model T, J.P. Morgan's library of priceless incunabula, the notorious charms of uber-courtesan Evelyn Nesbit, and the antics of escape artist Harry Houdini. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Strong Production, Profound Show: INTO THE WOODS at Toby's
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 21, 2015

The characters are all compelled by circumstances to go back into the woods, and this time they encounter there such things as infidelity, divorce, the death of parents, the death of children, abandonment, catastrophe - and overarching this the absence of a narration (the narrator becomes a casualty) or any other authoritative guidance as to the choices that need to be made. As one of the characters observes: 'The path has strayed from you.' The unsettling conclusion: 'You decide what's right / You decide what's good.' This is all incredibly sad and confusing, not to mention frightening, and yet as the core of surviving characters gels, so does the indomitability of the human spirit they evince. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Comes to Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Now thru 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

Full casting has been announced for the 2013/2014 National Tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, which will make its Fort Lauderdale premiere April 9 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 2012-2013 Subscription Season. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Comes to Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 4/9-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2013

Full casting has been announced for the 2013/2014 National Tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, which will make its Fort Lauderdale premiere April 9 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 2012-2013 Subscription Season. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY to Make Philly Premiere at Academy of Music, 3/19-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will make its Philadelphia premiere March 19 - 24 at the Academy of Music as part of the Broadway Season, presented by The Kimmel Center and The Shubert Organization. The press opening is Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Makes Philly Premiere at Academy of Music, Now thru 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will make its Philadelphia premiere tonight, March 19 - 24 at the Academy of Music as part of the Broadway Season, presented by The Kimmel Center and The Shubert Organization. The press opening is tonight, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Makes Its Philadelphia Premiere at the Academy of Music, March 19-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2013

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will make its Philadelphia premiere March 19 - 24 at the Academy of Music as part of the Broadway Season, presented by The Kimmel Center and The Shubert Organization. The press opening is Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY to Make Philly Premiere at Academy of Music, 3/19-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will make its Philadelphia premiere March 19 - 24 at the Academy of Music as part of the Broadway Season, presented by The Kimmel Center and The Shubert Organization. The press opening is Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Comes to Philadelphia, 3/19-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will make its Philadelphia premiere March 19 - 24 at the Academy of Music as part of the Broadway Season, presented by The Kimmel Center and The Shubert Organization. The press opening is Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 pm. (more...)


by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 15, 2012

A show that gets liberal audiences to cheer for someone who at first blush would seem like a future Ann Romney is doing something pretty canny. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE WIZARD OF OZ: Finding Magic Beyond The Rainbow
by Tracy Danoff - Apr 17, 2012

Toby's Dinner Theatre has a long history of presenting high quality productions. However, could they pull off the technicolor vision of The Wizard Of Oz that most people see in their mind's eye? Happily for the audience, answer is yes. (more...)

Shall We Dance and Think About Privilege and Race? THE KING AND I at Toby's
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jan 24, 2012

Rodgers and Hammerstein designed the ending to reduce you to tears, and they knew what they were doing. Resist, even at this excellent revival,and think about the conundrums of race, class and gender that that lie just beneath the surface. (more...)


by Joel Markowitz - Dec 2, 2011

It's holiday time in Washington, DC with so many gorgeous decorations adorning our Nation's Capital. Our local theatres are booming with new productions and there are holiday tree lightings, concerts, recitals and sing-alongs all through the DC area. Come visit us and see some shows and join in the holiday festivities that we have to offer during this very festive month. Happy Holidays everyone! (more...)

Let It Snow: White Christmas
by Daniel Collins - Nov 25, 2009

Toby's of Baltimore recently kicked off the holiday season with their rendition of Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas,' perhaps best remembered as the 1954 movie starring Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney and Danny Kaye. (more...)

A Theatre Lover's Guide to DC/Capital Area Theatres - November Offerings
by Joel Markowitz - Nov 5, 2009

The fall temperatures may be getting colder, but the DC area theatre scene is heating up with many musicals, including a new "intimate" production of a 1927 American classic, a Tony-Award Winning family saga, and so many choices - well - take a look for yourself at what this diverse theatre community has to offer in November. This is a great time to celebrate the upcoming holidays with your family, so bring the kids, grandparents, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and cousins to see that Orphan girl and her dog, a Disney heroine, and enjoy an early Christmas, and many more shows to bring in the cheer and joy of the holiday season. We have so much to be thankful for this month, so come to our nation's capital and celebrate the joy of theatre with us! (more...)

Best of Baltimore Theatre 2007: Community Theatre
by James Howard - Jan 7, 2008

Top Honors for the best of local community theatre productions in 2007. (more...)

"The Last 5 Years": Romance, Hard Times
by James Howard - Oct 30, 2007

WHO: Vagabond Players WHAT: The Last 5 Years WHEN: Through November 25. Fri and Sat at 8PM, Sun at 2PM HOW MUCH: $20.00 TICKETS/INFORMATION: www.vagabondplayers.com or 410-563-9135. (more...)

Charm City Call Board: October 30 - November 4
by James Howard - Oct 30, 2007

CSC Brings The Bard Behind Bars! Readers Write! Two Best Bets! CENTERSTAGE's New Play! New discounts! A New contest! (more...)

 1  2