A Trip Down Nostalgia Lane with "The Wonder Bread Years" at Heritage Center

Oct 19, 2018

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues its sixth annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with Pat Hazell’s The Wonder Bread Years on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall. A fresh and funny slice of Americana, this show features its creator, Pat Hazell, former Seinfeld writer and The Tonight Show regular, in a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between stand-up comedy and theater.  

WHAT:            Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series – Pat Hazell’s The Wonder Bread Years

WHEN:            Friday, Nov. 16 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        Adult $29-$34 advance/$34-$39 day of show; Alumni $24 advance/$29 day of show; Child/Student $10 advance/$15 day of show

“My flagship show, The Wonder Bread Years, is a comic salute to the baby boomer generation and our collective American consciousness. It is never quite the same show twice so it is like surfing a wave. The goal is to ride that wave all the way to shore without ever taking it for granted,” Hazell said.

The show is said to restore a much-needed sense of wonder, leaving audiences laughing and savoring the past like never before. From sitting at the kids table to riding in the way back of the Country Squire Wagon, The Wonder Bread Years is a comic bullseye for baby boomers everywhere.

Showtime has declared Hazell one of the five funniest people in America. His 25 years of experience as a writer, producer, and director have made him a go-to guy for new American theater. Besides his NBC Seinfeld and The Tonight Show credentials, Hazell is a critically acclaimed playwright and a contributing commentator on National Public Radio.

As a playwright, Hazell’s first endeavor, Bunk Bed Brothers, was optioned by Columbia Pictures, then gained the attention of the TV industry and was filmed as the sitcom, American Pie, for NBC. Hazell’s signature piece, The Wonder Bread Years, aired on PBS where they referred to Hazell as “America’s Foremost Pop Culture Anthropologist.”

The Wonder Bread Years can be chosen as part of a flexible season ticket package. Single tickets are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. New for 2018-2019, all tickets increase by $5.00 beginning at midnight the day of performances.