The Wilton Playshop will be staging the family-friendly holiday show, Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells. The hilarious and endearing tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park will be presented on Friday-Sunday, Dec. 8-10.

Several members of the cast are from Wilton, including many of the children:  (from left) Peter Haynes, Daniella Sallese, Eli Foodman, Luka Andjelkovic, and Sarah Bates.

Ginny Ruggieri will direct this stage adaptation by Allison Gregory.

Junie B. Jones, first-grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Secret Santa gift exchange at her school, but tattletale May (played by Wilton’s Daniella Sallese) keeps ruining all her fun. When Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give May what she deserves?

The show is recommended for all age groups. Running time is approximately 70 minutes with refreshments to follow.

Showtimes are Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m..

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for children ages 12 and under. To purchase tickets, visit the Wilton Playshop website.

photo credit:  Jens Haulund