This is a thoroughly professional dinner theater that consistently draws top talent and often receives multiple nominations for Helen Hayes Awards. "Toby" is Toby Orenstein, who has directed most of the shows that have played here since 1979, the year she opened the theater. Each year's season features four musicals with a live orchestra in a theater-in-the-round format.
Prior to the show, a full buffet is set up in the playing area. As showtime approaches, the buffet is removed so the set can be assembled, but a dessert bar is opened in the lobby. With tables on risers, there is a clear view of the stage.
-- Brad Hathaway
"Beauty and the Beast" - Through Sunday, July 17
Toby's also offers youth theater matinee performances during the week.