Dapper china rabbit Edward Tulane takes an unexpected journey when he becomes separated from his loving caretaker, Abiline.
Ira Bauer-Spector is a San Diego-based theatre artist whose directing credits at San Diego Junior Theatre include: James and the Giant Peach (National Youth Arts Award – Outstanding Production), Flight of the Lawnchair Man, HONK!, Zanna, Don’t! (AMT Camp), Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale (SDJT Alumni), Pinkalicious: The Musical (Rippledink’s Repertory), The Stinky Cheese Man and other fair(l)y stoopid tales (Rippledink’s Repertory) and Jingle AARGH the Way! He has worked at many theatre companies in San Diego including The Old Globe, Diversionary Theatre, North Coast Repertory, American Rose Theatre and ACT – San Diego. He has also performed as an actor extensively across the country.
He is the Founding Artistic Director of Breakthrough Workshop Theatre, an education-focused nonprofit organization. There, he wrote, directed and starred as Miss M in the world premiere, semi-autobiographical play Miss M Saves the Universe! and directed/performed in Thomas Hodges’ award-winning song cycle, The Things We Never Say, both as part of the San Diego International Fringe Festival. The cast recording of BWT’s The Things We Never Say is currently available on iTunes and Spotify and the 4th Season of Breakthrough Workshop Theatre projects will begin in January 2016. Ira also currently serves as Marketing & Communications Coordinator for the historic San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, and is proud to be a part of the thriving youth arts education community in Balboa Park.
Education: BFA Musical Theatre/BFA Theatre Performance, University of Colorado at Boulder; MFA Musical Theatre (Directing Emphasis), San Diego State University.
Flight of the Lawnchair Man is a musical that tells the story of Jerry Gorman, who soars to 16,000 feet with nothing but a lawnchair and 400 helium balloons.
James relationship with the Peach will unfold a tale of a new life for James and set adventure in motion
Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with “Pinkititis,” an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe — a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast.
In this hilarious fairy tale adventure, princess Rapunzel may indeed find a way to escape the tower and take her rightful place as the ruler of the Kingdom - she will surely find a way inside your heart!
San Diego Junior Theatre's 2013 production of The Stinky Cheese Man.