The Brandywiners, Ltd

The Brandywiners, Ltd

Summer Series
The Brandywiners

Date & Price

Wednesday, July 24–Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 7:30 pm

Rain Dates: Sunday, July 28 & Monday, July 29, 2024

Open Air Theatre


Reserved Seating: $33

Gardens Preferred, Gardens Premium Members, Innovators & Students (Ages 5–18): $28

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.

Explore the Entire Series

Our Summer Performance Series showcases the beauty of the performing arts in the beauty of our Gardens.

“Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Seussical, narrated by the ever-popular Cat in the Hat, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.”  

Performance logo for "Seussical," with yellow lettering outlined in blue, and a red-and-white striped hat in the left corner.

Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.  

The Brandywiners’ performers of all ages are excited to portray the characters from the familiar Dr. Seuss fables.

The Brandywiners Ltd is a 501(c)(3). The Brandywiners provides community entertainment through its 60+ person chorale and annual theatrical productions. The Chorale’s concerts are a favorite among many retirement communities and churches in the area. Brandywiners have entertained at holiday and retirement parties at the Wilmington Country Club, the DuPont Country Club, the Newark Country Club, Delaware Art Museum, Hagley Soda House, Winterthur Museum and Garden, and the Chase Center on the Riverfront.  

The Chorale joined the Delaware Symphony for a pops concert at the Grand Opera House and has performed at Longwood Gardens at Christmas and at the Smyrna Opera House.  

The Brandywiners partners with Longwood Gardens to present a Broadway quality musical annually in its Open Air Theatre. 2024 represents The Brandywiners Ltd 92nd anniversary.