Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Wonder Bread Years

Do you remember watching television late at night and the broadcast ending with the American flag and The Star-Spangled Banner?

Do you remember while watching your television seeing a black and white peacock magically turning into colors?

Do you remember the commercial where someone yelled, "Give it to Mikey.  He'll eat anything?"
If you can answer "yes" to the above questions then you'll want to  see "The Wonder Bread Years" at the Omaha Community Playhouse.  
"The Wonder Bread Years" is a show combining some old television remembrances of the 1950s and 1960s with Pat Hazell showing how much we have changed since those days combining the aspects of a comedian and the theater into this one-man show.   As he interacts with the audience, he brings to life what we thought of as important in those days bringing in the humor and memories of a time of wonder.   

The strength of this light-hearted show is the realization of the common things rather than the differences between us and showing each member of the audience how to regain their sense of "wonder" which frequently lessens as our adult responsibilities increase.  With memories of sugar-coated cereals, Hershey's baking chocolate, SPAM, Kool-Aid, milk money, Toughskin jeans, and more... with laughter of past years and the real-life fear of actually becoming your parents, this show delights the audiences of Baby Boomers.

"The Wonder Bread Years" continues at the Omaha Community Playhouse at the Howard Drew Theatre through Sunday, June 29th with performances at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and on Sunday at 2 p.m.   Ticket prices are $ 35 and can be obtained  at the OCP box office located at 6915 Cass Street in Omaha, by calling (402) 553-0800,  or online at  or

For a true blast from the past, go see Pat Hazell's "The Wonder Bread Years".

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