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Congratulations to the entire Brandywiners organization and the Cast and Crew of "ANNIE" for a wonderful show! The reviews and feedback on the show have been stellar and well deserved.  WSTW's Review of "ANNIE"

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING 2014 - Wednesday October 15th at 7:30 PM - ALDERSGATE CHURCH - This annual meeting is where the Brandywiners review the financials from the summer show, welcome new Members, congratulate new Life Members, elect a new Nominating Committee to search for candidates for the Board Elections in November, and handle any other business that is required for the healthy operation of the Brandywiners.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend if you are a Member!

 The summer show for 2015 has been announced - "FIDDLER ON THE ROOF".  This popular mainstay of the stage is sure to please.  If you would like to get involved, please email us from the CONTACT US page and let us know how you'd like to contribute.

Artistic Staff for "Fiddler on the Roof" - The Brandywiners, Ltd. is seeking qualified applicants for the artistic staff of its 2015 production of Fiddler on the Roof at Longwood Gardens Open-Air Theatre.  Show dates are July 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, and August 1, 2015.  Available positions are Stage Director, Assistant Stage Director, Music Director, Assistant Music Director and Choreographer.  All positions are paid.  All interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Cindy Schneeman electronically at or by post at The Brandywiners, Ltd., P.O. Box 248, Montchanin, DE 19710, Attn: Cindy Schneeman.  Application materials are due no later than Monday, September 8, 2014.  Applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews.  Interviews are projected to be scheduled for mid to late September 2014.  Questions?  Please e-mail Cindy Schneeman at

NEW CHILD DISCOUNT CATEGORY - The Board has decided to retain the special "12 and Under" discount category so that families can bring their young children (affordably) to see "Fiddler" for only $15.  The ticket will still allow entrance to the Longwood grounds for the full day. 

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NEWS - Please welcome our new Board for 2014

THANKS to our departing Board members for their service!

Brandywiners Board

Kate Connell Wright

1st Vice President (new)
Lee Nichols

Susan Kay Beesley

2nd Vice President
Cindy Schneeman

Librarian (new)
Aaron Kirschner

Secretary (new)
Nancy Hoagland

Jennifer Forster

Director at Large (new)
Ray Dunton


The Brandywiners, Ltd. is one of the largest nonprofit theatrical groups in the Delaware Valley, presenting high-quality musicals each summer in the spacious Open Air Theatre at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Proceeds from our concerts and musical theater production will benefit cultural, educational and civic causes throughout the Brandywine Valley.

Did you know that the Brandywiners…

  • spans 80 years of productions involving 350 active members;
  • offers an attractive package that includes tickets to the show, free parking, and all-day admission to the beautiful Longwood Gardens and a spectacular fountain display after the evening performance; and
  • donates its profits to education and cultural institutions in the tri-state region — more than $660,000 throughout our history!

In addition to our annual large-scale musical, the Brandywiners Chorale presents a variety of concerts throughout the Delaware valley, listed on our Events page.

For more information about the Brandywiners, download our brochure (PDF).

The Brandywiners, Ltd., PO Box 248, Montchanin, DE 19710; 302-478-3355 or 800-338-6965