The Brandywiners and eight restaurants around Longwood Gardens have created a special offer for people going to see "Annie Get Your Gun" at Longwood Gardens.
Each restaurant has created a pre-theater dinner ranging from champagne toasts to 15 percent discounts to special fixed-price menus. Participating are Bite of Italy, Brandywine Prime, Buckley's Tavern, Kennett Square Inn, La Verona, Longwood Family Restaurant, Sovana and The Gables at Chadds Ford.
"We want to help create a total experience for our audience, so it's not just about going to see a musical, its about having a great night out," said Jim Shanahan of The Brandywiners. He added that ticket holders also get free admission to Longwood Gardens, "so they can make an entire day of it."
Dan Butler, owner of Brandywine Prime at Chadds Ford, said, "We have created an exceptional three-course fixed price menu for 'Annie Get Your Gun' patrons who can sit back and enjoy a great dinner at a great price knowing they will get to their seats on time."
The program was expanded this year so that ticketholders can dine anytime from opening night on July 25, to a week from closing night, Aug. 10.
For more information, call the restaurant or visit www.brandywiners.org. Tickets can be ordered through the website or by phone at 800-338-6965. "Annie Get Your Gun" will be performed on July 25 to 27 and Aug. 1 to 3 at Longwood Gardens. All shows start at 8:30 pm.