Help Provide New Books for Children in Our Area with the Ivy + Bean Book Drive

Based on the New York Times best-selling children's books series by author Annie Barrows and illustrator Sophie Blackhall, Ivy + Bean, The Musical is the story of an unexpected friendship between two very different second graders. The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they would never like each other. Bean is loud and wild and goofy. Ivy is quiet and full of ideas. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, and needs a place to hide, Ivy comes to the rescue. When the two become a team, there’s mischief and laughter at every turn—along with lessons to be learned about the challenges and joy of family, friendship and love. Ivy + Bean, The Musical comes to Miller Auditorium for one performance on Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.

In honor of the show, Miller Auditorium has partnered with Midwest Radio stations including FM-106.5, Z-96.5,  AM-590 WKZO, The Touch and 1660 The Fan to hold an Ivy + Bean book drive. New children's books or gift cards to local book stores may be dropped off at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office through March 1 and all donations will benefit Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo.

With book, music and lyrics by Scott Elmegreen, Ivy + Bean, The Musical was deemed “A wry, rollicking show with infectious spirit! Directed with breathless energy, the magic of Ivy and Bean thoroughly enchants!” by The New York Times. Ivy + Bean, The Musical debuted at The Linda Gross Theater in New York City on October 18, 2014 and sold out all performances in its limited time run. The Ivy & Bean book series is a New York Times bestseller with over 4 million copies sold and October 18, 2014 was declared Ivy & Bean day at more than 350 U.S. bookstores and libraries.