Best friends can come from the most unlikely places. Ivy and Bean are neighbors on Pancake Court, a cool cul de sac where big kids and little kids play together. But they couldn’t be more different. Bean is brash and bold and she always gets into trouble. Ivy is nice and quiet and she likes to read.
Even though Ivy and Bean think they have nothing in common, the two girls come together to play a trick on Bean’s big sister, Nancy, when their parents let her babysit for the first time. Bossy Nancy is the perfect target for Ivy—who is a witch-in-training—to practice her new spell.
Ivy and Bean join forces—and become best friends along the way. They learn invaluable lessons about the importance of friendship and family—and even try to break a world record!
For this zany new musical adaptation of Annie Barrows’ beloved Ivy + Bean book series, playwright Scott Elmegreen adapted stories from the first few books in the series. Find out more about the Ivy + Bean books.
Director Marya Mazor has created a fun, exciting mix of stage magic to bring the story of Ivy and Bean to life at South Coast Repertory.
|Ivy + Bean set design model by Set Designer Anne Sheffield|
.Mazor has assembled a wonderful cast of actors/singers for Ivy + Bean including Melody Butiu, Dylan DoVale, Emily Eiden, William Martinez, Elia Saldana and Sammi Smith. Her stellar artistic/design team includes Alby Potts, musical director; Anne Sheffield, sets; Angela Calin, costumes; Brian Gale, lights; Jeff Polunas, sound.
South Coast Repertory is thrilled to share the magic and music of Ivy + Bean with our audiences, Nov. 8-24. We hope you’ll join us for this fun, frolicking story of friendship—Ivy and Bean-style.
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