Ivy + Bean: Behind the Books

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.

The multiple award-winning ten book series features stories about the many adventures that Ivy and Bean experience together. From writing a newspaper and running a camp to solving mysteries and casting spells (Ivy fancies herself a witch-in-training), there’s always fun to be had when these two girls get together. The musical is based mostly on the plot of Book 1, where Ivy and Bean meet for the first time, create a friendship and get even with Bean’s bossy older sister Nancy. Ivy + Bean, The Musical is a magically fun show that teaches us that using your imagination never goes out of style. Don’t miss the fun when Ivy + Bean, The Musical comes to Miller Auditorium on Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available now.