“Lovers & Monsters,” a mash-up of traditional cabaret and not-quite-traditional musical, will be presented one-night-only — Thursday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. — at the downtown Camden Opera House.

The show, created by Kristyn Murphy and Abbie Stands, debuted in a world-renowned cabaret venue in New York City and recently completed an East Coast and Midwest spring tour. The Camden show will kick off a summer/fall tour. Tickets are $18, $12 each for groups of 10 or more. Joining the show in Camden is Maine-based pianist Colin Graebert.

“I performed once at the Camden Opera House when I was young, as a dancer, and it left me in compete awe,” said Murphy. “It is a dream come true to be returning with Abbie with our own show.”

“Lovers & Monsters” may still be in its early stages of existence, but it already has been met with rave reviews from people of all ages. The show features music from a variety of genres including musical theater, pop and Celtic, as well as original songs, and follows the story of two singers thrown unexpectedly together for a circus production. Murphy and Stands share stories of life, love and self-discovery, inviting audiences to laugh and cry as they experience tragedy, passion and joy in a style that hints back to vaudeville. Mixed into the equation are cleverly edited video projections.

Murphy has recorded a handful of albums, performed several concerts, sung for United State dignitaries and was featured this past year in Celtic Life International Magazine and Celtic Guide Magazine. Her newest album, “A Time to Remember,” is a mixture of Celtic and Broadway music. Stands has released two full-length albums and two EPs. She worked in Nashville to record her debut album, “Hope Comes Running,” and released her sophomore album, “Journey,” last year. Stands wrote many of the songs featured in “Lovers & Monsters.”

To learn more, visit loversandmonsters.com. Tickets are available online at camdenoperahouse.com; by calling the box office at 536-5850; or at Camden Town Office weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Coming soon to the Camden Opera House is Lucie Arnaz, famed daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and winner of Outer Critics Circle and Tony awards, with her critically acclaimed nightclub cabaret act Wednesday, July 27, at 8 p.m.

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