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Annie Barrows’ book ‘Ivy + Bean’ comes to Berkeley stage

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By Tara Taylor

A year ago, Berkeley author Annie Barrows received an email from an old friend that resulted in bringing the characters from her best-selling children’s book series, Ivy + Bean, to life. The email, from Nina Meehan, executive director of Bay Area Children’s Theatre, was a simple question: what do you think about making Ivy + Bean into a musical for kids?

Barrows, along with her publisher Chronicle Books, loved the idea and gave BACT the blessing to transform Ivy + … Continue reading »

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