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The Brandywiners, Ltd. Performance

The Brandywiners, Ltd.
Summer Series

Dates & Prices

Due to the ongoing closure of our Gardens, we are suspending the sale of tickets for our Fireworks & Fountains Shows, summer performing arts events, and registration for Continuing Education classes. 

Wednesday, July 22–Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Open Air Theatre


Reserved Seating: $33

Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Members & Students (Ages 13–21): $28*

Child (Ages 12 & under): $16

Please note: A $3 per ticket convenience fee applies. Tickets will not be mailed. Patrons have the option of Will Call, Print at Home, or Mobile tickets.

Ticket includes all-day Gardens Admission


Tickets limited. Sell out likely.

The Brandywiners, Ltd., presents Ragtime

Ragtime The Musical is a musical portrait of early-twentieth-century America. It tells the story of three families in the pursuit of the American Dream. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair...and what it means to live in America. The Tony Award winning score is just as diverse as the melting pot of America itself, drawing upon many musical styles: from the ragtime rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley to the klezmer of the Lower East Side, from bold brass band marches to delicate waltzes, from up-tempo banjo tunes to period parlor songs and expansive anthems.

Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Seussical and Lucky Stiff), noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, Ragtime is the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. Called by TIME Magazine "A triumph for the stage," and by the International Herald Tribune "the best musical in twenty years," this acclaimed musical is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other.

Ragtime The Musical is produced by The Brandywiners Ltd. The production team includes:

  • Stage Direction by Jeffrey Santoro
  • Musical Direction by Joseph Louden
  • Assistant Stage Direction by Deb Johnson
  • Assistant Musical Direction by Kelly Kline
  • Choreography by Dominic Santos

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Please note, Ragtime incorporates some racially charged language that some may find offensive; use of this language is essential to furthering the plot and character development. Parental discretion is advised.

More about The Brandywiners, Ltd.

One of the largest nonprofit theatrical groups in the Delaware Valley, The Brandywiners, Ltd., presents high-quality musicals each summer in the spacious Open Air Theatre at Longwood Gardens. Proceeds from The Brandywiners’ concerts and musical theater productions benefit cultural, educational, and civic causes throughout the Brandywine Valley.

Find out more on their website

*Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members receive access to the Pre-sale, and all Members receive a discount on adult reserved seating tickets. If you are eligible, you have received a discount code and/or Pre-sale access code via direct mail or email from Longwood Gardens.