A family-friendly performance arts show packed with music, dance and singing is planned for Thursday night, July 17, at the Camden Opera House to raise funds for Dr. Jim Buckley.

The local chiropractor, husband and father of four daughters recently was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s B-cell lymphoma. The cost of treatment is great, with limited assistance covered by insurance. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to Jim’s Beat It Cancer Fund.

The night will include performances by Annie Laurita and Gary Clancy; Studio Red dancers featuring Katie Thompson and Lauren Zontini; Mostly Brothers, the Gordon Trio and more.

General admission tickets will be $15 at the door the night of the 7 p.m. show.

Opera House summer lineup

The benefit show precedes a full schedule of Best of the Best of the Past performances leading up to the Camden Opera House’s 120th anniversary. The Fred Garbo Inflatable Theatre Co. will kick things off Saturday, July 19, at 7 p.m.; and on Friday, July 25, former Maine Deputy Sheriff turned comedian Juston McKinney will perform at 8 p.m.

In August, the opera house pulls out the big guns with concerts by Iris Dement Friday, Aug. 1, at 7:30 p.m.; Barnaby Bright with opener Liz Longley Saturday, Aug. 9, at 7:30 p.m.; The Mallett Brothers with openers Waylon Speed Thursday, Aug. 21, starting 6 p.m. with a live feed from O’Chang Comics; and a Camden Windjammer Festival show by Noel Paul Stookey Saturday, Aug. 30, at 7:30 p.m.

For ticket information and sales, visit camdenoperahouse.com/events.cfm.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.