Come meet quiet Ivy, who has amazing ideas, and outgoing Bean, who loves to put ideas into action. The mischievous second-grade heroines of The New York Times best-selling stories will be plotting their exploits onstage in this lively musical.
Seven-year-old Ivy is quiet and loves to read books, especially books about magical spells, because she wants to be a witch. Bean is outgoing and would love it if the whole world knew who she is. When the two of them get together, 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 Book, Music, and Lyrics by Scott Elmegreen Based on the Books by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sophie Blackall IVY + BEAN books by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sophie Blackall are available at http://www.chroniclebooks.com/landing-pages/ivyandbean/index.html as well as from major bookstores and online retailers.
Cast 4F/2M (6F/3M without doubling)
BEAN (Female, 7 years old) – loud, wild, and goofy, Bean loves to make up games and is determined to have fun with her friends on Pancake Court…and if that means she has to best her sister Nancy in the process–all the better! (alto)
IVY (Female, 7 years old) – quiet, “proper,” and full of ideas, Ivy spends most of her time reading…and learning how to be a witch. (mezzo)
NANCY / ZUZU (Female, 11 years old) – eager to be a teenager, Nancy is always trying to distance herself from Bean and Bean’s friends, and she’s never impressed with Ivy and Bean’s games or plans, which can often make her stand-offish. (alto)
MOM / SOPHIE W. / IVY’S MOM (Female, 30s) – Bean’s mother is patient and caring, but she knows how to keep Bean in check when she has to…even if she’d rather laugh along. (soprano)
DAD / ERIC (Male, 30s) – goofy, fun-loving, and optimistic, Bean’s father is amused by Ivy and Bean’s antics–when he’s not saying “No way.” (baritone)
LEO (Male, 7 years old) – sporty and competitive, Leo has a bit of a rivalry with Bean, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t eager to be a part of her and Ivy’s games. (tenor)
Guide Vocals CD
*Optional Piano-Vocal score is also included.