“The Night Kitchen” is a full-length, original musical comedy premiering Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9 and 10, at the downtown Camden Opera House. One hundred percent of ticket sales for the two-nights-only show will benefit Meals-On-Wheels. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m.

The show's creator, Lincolnville’s John Burstein, is a veteran producer of national television, stage and symphonic programs. The cast features some of the best acting talent to be seen anywhere. Performers from New York City, England and around the state are joining forces to create a wonderful theatrical experience, while supporting Meals-On-Wheels.

The musical explores the inner workings of the restaurant business and the importance that food plays in people’s lives. It also provides loads of laughs and features imaginatively costumed characters from the kitchen coming alive and singing about their joys and sorrows — including a frying pan who dreams of flambéing; a dish and spoon who fall in love; and the Pasta Nostra Clan plotting to take over the kitchen.

Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased online at camdenoperahouse.com or by calling 536-5850.

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