Lesley McKinnell, best known as Glinda the Witch from the national tours of “Wicked,” will light up the Camden Opera House stage with her dynamic vocals in a lively and funny valentine to Barbara Streisand Saturday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m.

“Happy Days Are Here Again: Streisand’s 60s Songbook” is an original musical revue featuring Babs’ early hits including songs from nightclub days, television specials, Broadway appearances, recordings and movies. Three artists — singer Lesley McKinnell; pianist Victoria Stubbs; and narrator Brian P. Allen —  take audiences on a musical journey through the early career of one of the most successful artists of all time. Midcoast native — and lifelong Streisand fan — Allen is founder and artistic director at the highly respected Good Theater at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland.

“We’ve chatted for several years now about bringing something to Camden from Portland. I’m so happy to make such quality work available right here in Camden for our audiences” said Kerry Hadley, Camden Opera House manager.

With a career that was meteoric, Streisand burst onto the New York scene making a splash at legendary nightclubs like the Bon Soir and the Blue Angel. She was quickly picked up for appearances on all of the major metro talk shows and became a favorite with Johnny Carson, Mike Wallace and Jack Paar. She made her Broadway debut at age 19 in “I Can Get It For Your Wholesale,” receiving a Tony nomination for her work. Streisand quickly conquered the recording world with her best-selling, Grammy-winning albums. Her star became a supernova after her Oscar-winning performance in the film “Funny Girl.”

Reserved seating tickets for the 75-minute evening of reverie and revelry are $20 and $25. For tickets, call the box office at 536-5850; visit camdenoperahouse.com for print at home or will-call tickets; or in-person/no-fee at the Camden Town Office weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Fireside Restaurant and Lounge serves gourmet, wood-fired pizza, craft beer and fine wines an hour before curtain through intermission.

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