• Comic Pat Hazell will pre-sent his one-man show, “The Wonder Bread Years” at the Fredericksburg Theater Company, Sept. 8-9. — Submitted photo

'Seinfeld' writer to appear in 'The Wonder Bread Year'

Hazell stars in nostalgic production aimed at Baby Boomers


The Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC) announces the appearance of comic and former Seinfeld writer Pat Hazell in his one-man show, “The Wonder Bread Years,” Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9 at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 U.S. 87 South.

A fresh and funny salute to Americana, “The Wonder Bread Years” is a fast-paced, hilarious show that gracefully walks the line between standup and theater, explained Steve Reily, FTC executive director.

From sitting at the kids’ table to riding in the way back of the Country Squire Wagon, “The Wonder Bread Years” has been called, “a comic bull’s-eye for Baby Boomers everywhere.”

The show has received rave reviews across the country, with Jerry Seinfeld calling it, “Milk-snorting funny.” On The Stage called it, “A flawless production ... a glorious two hours,” and the Los Angeles Times described the production as “pure unpasteurized nostalgia.”

Showtime once declared Hazell one of the five funniest people in America. His 30 years of experience as a writer, producer and director have made him a go-to guy for new American theater, Reily said.

Hazell is one of the original writers for NBC’s Seinfeld, a veteran of The Tonight Show, a critically acclaimed playwright and a contributing commentator to National Public Radio. He is recognized for his genuinely funny Americana humor and his salute to nostalgia, Reily added.

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 work, “The Wonder Bread Years,” a salute to the baby-boomer generation, aired on PBS where they referred to Hazell as “America’s foremost pop culture anthropologist.”

Currently, the live theatrical tour of “The Wonder Bread Years” is enjoying success across the U.S. As the Chief Creative Officer of Sweetwood Creative, he is responsible for the national tours of four original productions: Bunk Bed Brothers, The Wonder Bread Years, The Good Humor Men and A Kodachrome Christmas. Hazell is currently in development on a musical adaptation of his original play “Grounded For Life.”

Performances for The Wonder Bread Years will be Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9, at 7:30 p.m.



Admission is $29 for adults, $12 for children 17 and under. Seating per show is limited to 250 persons.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.fredericksburgtheater.org.

Reservations can also be made at the box office, 830-997-3588. An answering machine will capture requests after hours.


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