Reminisce with ‘The Wonder Bread Years’
For Hub City Times
SPENCER — Tickets are on sale now for a salute to baby boomers and pop culture as Pat Hazell shares his remembrances of “The Wonder Bread Years” Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the LuCille Tack Center for the Arts.
The fast-paced show gracefully walks the line between stand-up comedy and theater. What started as a PBS special quickly morphed into a national tour and is now in its 23rd year.
Hazell, writer and sole performer in the show, is a veteran stand-up comedian and playwright. He wrote “The Wonder Bread Years” about growing up in the “Twister” generation, referencing things like the Kellogg’s cereal box that could be turned into a bowl, lawn darts, family vacations to nowhere, the Jiffy Pop jingle, Kool-Aid, and bologna and Velveeta sandwiches. His storytelling is enhanced with family slide shows, commercials, and other memorabilia.
Hazell said, “‘The Wonder Bread Years’ is for everyone who remembers a time when Spam was considered actual food. Fortunately, it’s also for everyone who can’t remember Spam as edible but who appreciates it in a punch line.”
Tickets for “The Wonder Bread Years” reserved seating are $28. To purchase tickets come to the LuCille Tack Center for the Arts Box Office — 300 School St., Spencer — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, or call 715-659-4499.
Visit lucilletackcenter.com to purchase tickets online and for information about the entire 2016-2017 season.