Toby’s Youth Theatre

These shows offer exciting live theatre, curricular connections, and artistic excellence, all in one package. Toby’s Theatrical Arts Productions (TAP) also provide a Common Core specific study guide for each student with pre and post lessons and extension activities.






Conceived by Gayle Cornelison

Written and developed by Mary Hall Surface

and the original cast of the California Theatre Center

In this fast-paced show, we meet Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier in professional baseball. Audiences will enjoy this portrayal of his determination, despite seemingly insurmountable racism. The story is driven by Branch Rickey, the owner of the Dodgers who dared to sign Robinson as he guides Robinson while believing in him and his talent. Many characters move in and out of the story that both supports Robinson and attempts to keep him down. Robinson’s use of non-violence and unquestionable talent challenged the rules of segregation, and therefore impacted American life. This show fits perfectly with lessons in BULLYING, MAKING A DIFFERENCE, HEROES, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS, INVESTIGATING PERSONAL STRENGTH, FACING INJUSTICES, and DETERMINATION.

*Recommended for Upper Elementary, Middle, & High School

Performance Dates:

January 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 30

February 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23


Adapted by Carole Grahan Lehan

Music & Additional Lyrics by Chris Youstra

This original musical brings the classic tale of Winnie the Pooh to life. Christopher Robin, Piglet, Owl, Tigger, and Eeyore join us, having wonderful adventures with our favorite, hungry, little bear. When Winnie the Pooh gets stuck trying to get more “Hunny” his friends work together to help. This theatrical experience is exciting no matter how young or old you may be. This show fits in with lessons about HOW THINGS CHANGE, CARING ABOUT MYSELF AND OTHERS, RHYTHM & RHYME, COMMUNITY, and RELATIONSHIPS

*Recommended for grades Pre-K through 2nd

Performance Dates:

February 27

March 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29. 30

April 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13


Book by George Keating, Kyle Hall, Scott Ferguson

Music and Lyrics by Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, George Newall, Kathy Mandry, Lynn Ahrens, Tom Yohe

Based on an idea by David McCall and a television series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe


The Emmy Award-winning 1970’s Saturday Morning cartoon series that taught kids through clever, tuneful songs is LIVE on stage! It follows Tom, a school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through songs such as “Just a Bill”, “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly”, and “Conjunction Junction”. In one hour, your students will have fun songs that connect with lessons in Grammar, Math, History, Social Studies, and more! Fits in with lessons about TEAMWORK, COMMUNITY, RELATIONSHIPS, THE LANGUAGE OF LESSONS, RHYTHM & RHYME, and DETERMINATION.

*Recommended for all ages

Performance Dates:

April 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30

May 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25



  • Tickets are $10 per student for groups of 20 or more. One chaperone seat free of charge for every 10 student seats.
  • For groups under 20 people, tickets are $13 per person.
  • Reduced price tickets available with certain qualifications and with School Subscriptions. Please inquire.


Shows are at 10 AM with 12 Noon performances on selected afternoons. If you wish to book the entire house (230 seat minimum), with enough advanced notice, alternate show times can be considered.


Shows are performed at our Columbia location at 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD 21044, located immediately off Route 29 (provides easy access for all schools in the Baltimore-Washington Corridor).


  • Once a reservation request is made, a contract will be sent out within the week. A signed contract is due back within 2 weeks with a deposit of $50 to hold your reservation. This deposit will guarantee your seats. Balance is due in full three weeks prior to your show date. Any negligence in payment may result in a cancellation of your reservation, and a forfeit of your $50 deposit.
  • Performances are approximately one hour in length and are followed by a brief post-show discussion led by the actors in the show.
  • Doors open for seating one half hour prior to the start of the show.
  • Recording devices and cameras are prohibited during the performance due to copyright laws.
  • Please bring enough chaperones to assure orderly behavior of your group.
  • Notify us when you order if members of your group have special needs. We are happy to accommodate.
  • Due to the nature of theatrical bookings, all programs and times are subject to change.
  • Please inquire about our inclement weather policy.
  • No food or drinks allowed in the theatre during the performance.
  • If you are RUNNING LATE, it’s important to contact us immediately. We will try to accommodate late arrival up to 10 minutes past the show’s start time, thereafter, the stage manager must make a decision to begin the show without you.


Call: 240-456-0247

or Fax: 240-456-0248


By mail: Toby’s Youth Theatre, P.O. Box 1123, Columbia, MD 21044

*Include the name of your school, the show you wish to see, group leader/contact information, how many students, how many adults, and a first and second choice date and time.*