WHISTLING ALONG

May 4, 2016
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Local theater buffs will thrill at the world premiere of Sweet Emmaline: The Musical Journey of Debbie McDade, an original work written by Deborah B. Dickey and staged by A Classic Theatre. The production chronicles the life of the now-90-year-old McDade and her journey as a jazz vocalist (and virtuso whistler!) that took her from Lincolnville to New York City, where she performed with the likes of Earl “Fatha” Hines and Count Basie. The play’s cast includes notable locals including Sarah Sanders (pictured, best known as soul jazz artist Mama Blue), Soranda Louis, and Curtis Tucker.

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3 p.m. Sunday, May 8; 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 9-Thursday, May 12, Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center, St. Augustine, $25, aclassictheatre.org.

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