Headshot of Becca Bauer

Becca is currently attending the University of Iowa, is a member of the University Honors Program, and is studying Nursing with an emphasis in Pediatric Oncology and a minor in American Sign Language. Her love for people and bringing them joy began long before deciding her college and career choice. For her, it began the moment she auditioned at Greasepaint for the first time.

After running across an audition announcement online, Becca decided to try it out. She sang "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" from the Disney classic, Cinderella. Not expecting to get a role at all, she still longed for the opportunity to be in a show at Greasepaint. To her surprise, Becca was cast as a Butterfly/Young Storyteller in her first Greasepaint production, Children of Eden (2008).

From there her love for the stage only grew. In her time at Greasepaint Becca was not only a part of Greasepaint LIVE!, but was cast in over 10 productions from Children of Eden in 2008 to Sound of Plaid in 2010 (Corrine), Sweeney Todd in 2012 (ensemble), Legally Blonde in 2013 (Enid Hoops), Heathers in 2016 (Mrs. Fleming), and perhaps the most life changing of all, Into the Woods in 2014 (Baker’s Wife). Not only did Becca receive her first Zoni nomination for her portrayal of Baker’s Wife, but she was given the opportunity to study with one of the best vocal coaches in the valley, Stephen Crawford.

Ever since her final bow at Greasepaint, she has been overcome with great sorrow, pride, and love for the place that made her life have more meaning than she ever thought was possible.

“My biggest thanks goes to Maureen; my theatre mom, the woman who constantly put the needs of the actors above her own. You were one of the hardest people to say goodbye to. I have been constantly encouraged and loved by you and I am a better person because of you and because of Greasepaint. The dream I sang about in that first audition at Greasepaint came true every day I was able to perform on that stage. I learned more than I ever thought possible at Greasepaint, and it will forever be home.”