Ivy + Bean The Musical

Seven-year-old Ivy is quiet and loves to read books. Bean is outgoing and would love to be known throughout the world. When the two get together, there’s mischief and laughter at every turn – along with lessons to be learned about the challenges and joys of family, friendship, and love.

Note: Ivy + Bean The Musical will be presented in the John Viars Theatre.

Single tickets on sale Monday, Apr. 1, 2024, online; Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2024, at noon by phone and in person at the ticket office.

If ticket prices are keeping you away from this show, please call the ticket office at 515.277.6261, Noon-5:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday. We have supporters who want to make sure everyone gets a chance to see this production.

Performance Times:
7:00 PM Fridays; 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturdays & Sundays
School Matinees:
9:30 AM & Noon, Tuesday, May 7 & Thursday, May 9, 2024
Kate Goldman Children's Theatre
Run Time:
Content Advisory:
Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.


  • Leo

    William Beebe

  • Zulu

    Chloe Byrd

  • Dad

    Carson Clark

  • Sophie

    Megan Clement

  • Bean

    Vivian Rosalie Coleman

  • Eric

    Blake Dreckman

  • Mom

    Shelby Kephart

  • Nancy

    Natalie Padilla

  • Ivy

    Madison Stone

  • Director

    Anne Frett

  • Music Director

    Eric Mohlis

    Music Director
  • Choreographer

    Ellie Cole

  • Choreographer

    Anna McKernan

  • Scenic Designer

    Sam Stephen

    Scenic Designer
  • Costume Designer

    Jessica Van Essen

    Costume Designer
  • Lighting Designer

    Virgil Kleinhesselink

    Lighting Designer
  • Stage Manager

    Ashley Kientoff

    Stage Manager
  • Assistant Stage Manager

    Brooke Krug

    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Assistant Stage Manager

    Abbie Stern

    Assistant Stage Manager

Show Credits

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 https://www.chroniclebooks.com/collections/ivy-bean as well as from major bookstores and online retailers.

Ivy + Bean is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com

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