Performance Photos by Mitzi Cinda: WILLY WONKA, Broke Thespians at San Marcos Plaza Park (Free Admission)

(photos by Mitzi Cinda Photography)


Get ready for a scrumdiddlyumptious treat this summer as the San Marcos community theatre, Broke Thespian’s Theatre Company (BTTC), presents the second annual free musical performance in the park. This time of Roald Dahl's beloved children's classic, Willy Wonka. Taking place on July 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 28, and 29 at 8 pm at the San Marcos Plaza Park outdoor stage, this exciting event is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

The whimsical story of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows the adventures of a young boy named Charlie Bucket as he wins a golden ticket to tour the mysterious chocolate factory of the enigmatic and eccentric Willy Wonka. Packed with unforgettable songs like "Pure Imagination" and "The Candy Man", this family-friendly musical extravaganza is not to be missed.

“The cast and crew include 50 members of the San Marcos community of all ages, experiences, and various backgrounds,” says Tommie Jackson, Director and BTTC Vice President and Treasurer. He continues, “It’s beautiful seeing members of the community with these varying backgrounds coming together for one common goal.” Mitchell Oden, Technical Director and BTTC President adds, "We're thrilled to bring this sweet and fun-filled production to the San Marcos community. This show is all about the magic of imagination, and we can't wait to share that sense of wonder with our San ‘Marvelous’ Marcos audience."

Admission to the Willy Wonka musical is free. There will be photo opportunities, concessions, and a raffle available for audience members at an affordable price to make your experience memorable and worthwhile. You can even win a “Golden Ticket” season pass for their 2024 season hidden in one of the chocolate bars. Only one winner per performance!

Broke Thespian’s Theatre Company is a non-profit organization founded in 2019 dedicated to enriching the San Marcos community with performance and visual arts. Most recently they presented the slightly twisted and completely hilarious Love/Sick by John Cariani and the fast-moving kaleidoscope performance of Love and Information by Caryl Churchill. Their past 2022 season included productions of Romeo & Juliet, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Smell of the Kill, and White held at the Price Center downtown. Last year, BTTC began the summer musical tradition with The Wizard of Oz directed by Campbell Duncan and technical director Cole Rickman. 

(via BTTC)