A Classic Theatre presents “Sweet Emmaline – the Musical Journey of Debbie McDade” from May 8th to the 12th. Sponsored by Romanza St. Augustine, the show tells the story of Debbie McDade, born Emmaline Maultsby, who journeyed from her home in St. Augustine’s Lincolnville to New York City — the city she dreamed of as a child listening to the weekly radio broadcasts from The Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. There she found a career on the stage, performing and touring as a vocalist with the likes of Earl “Fatha” Hines and Count Basie. Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille became friends, with Satchmo giving her the stage name Debbie Moore. She recorded an album aptly titled “My Kind of Blues” which captured her sweet and sassy style along with her signature whistling skills. The production features many of Debbie’s own compositions along with musical standards of the American songbook.