TLC Summer Children’s Show Begins-Jingle ARRGH the Way!

Sponsored by Outer Banks Ace, Jingle ARGGH The Way! Begins June 14th


The Lost Colony
 is proud to announce the opening of our 2017 Children’s Show:  Jingle ARRGH the Way! on Wednesday, June 14th, at our Sound Stage Theatre. Jingle ARRGH the Way! is based on a story by Melinda Long, author of “How I Became a Pirate.” This musical pirate (Christmas) adventure on the high seas has Book, Music, and Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman. This production is generously sponsored by: Outer Banks ACE.

 

A mysterious message left in the crow’s nest of their ship brings Captain Braid Beard and his pirate mates back to North Beach to seek out young Jeremy Jacob to help solve a riddle and find the Christmas treasure. Favorite characters, a rollicking story, great songs, and a trip to the North Pole to find “you know who” makes Jingle ARRGH the Way! a wonderful show for the whole family.

 

Directed by Kole Mitchell McKinley, with Jordan Prescott as Musical Director and Sarah Dove Stage Manager. Production staff includes David Bost as Sound Engineer, Chris Keil as Scenic Designer, and Emma Anderson as Props Master. With lighting designed by Monika Cruson and costumes designed by Jeri Elizabeth Meador. The production features a cast that includes: Vitally Mayes as Jeremy Jacob and Delphon Curtis, Jr. as Braid Beard. Other cast members include Landon Scott Ferrell, Megan Glover, Caitlyn Joyce, and Colin Parker.

 

Tickets are available by phone at 252-473-6000, or online at www.thelostcolony.org. The performances will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 PM, June 14th – August 17th, at our Sound Stage Theatre on the grounds of The Lost Colony on Roanoke Island. All tickets are $10.

 

PNC is the Presenting Sponsor for the 80th Anniversary Season

PNC Bank is the Presenting Sponsor for The Lost Colony’s 80th Anniversary Season

The Roanoke Island Historical Association is pleased to announce PNC Bank as the Presenting Sponsor of its 80th Anniversary Season production of The Lost Colony. This is a pioneer role for The Lost Colony, as the production has never named a Presenting Sponsor since opening eight decades ago. Bill Coleman, CEO of the Roanoke Island Historical Association, “We are honored and excited that PNC has chosen to dedicate its philanthropic resources to the production.” The Lost Colony is the longest running outdoor symphonic drama in the nation and the only outdoor drama to have received a Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre. PNC’s sponsorship recognizes the historical significance of the Lost Colony story and the economic, educational and cultural impact the production has had within the community and through-out the State of North Carolina.

Pictured above, Jim Hansen, PNC Regional President, discusses why PNC is Presenting Sponsor for its 80th Anniversary Season, stating, “This season promises to once again showcase the mystery and drama that is The Lost Colony.  We invite everyone to enjoy.”

In 1937, when The Lost Colony debuted, the production focused the attention of the nation on the significant events in early colonial history that occurred on Roanoke Island. That year the production was attended by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor. The story of the 1587 colony and its well published disappearance is now known across the globe. It is the mission of the Roanoke Island Historical Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, to continue to preserve and educate about the 1587 colony mainly through the production of Paul Green’s The Lost Colony. RIHA is supported by memberships, corporate sponsorships, grants from the North Carolina Arts Council and private foundations, fundraising events and the dreams and efforts of its community residents and business leaders. The Roanoke Island Historical Association is very grateful to PNC Bank for its dedication to strengthening its communities with both time and resources, and for its sponsorship this season.

Additionally, for the last three years PNC Bank has supported The Lost Colony Kids 5-and-under Ticket for free admittance to The Lost Colony performance. PNC’s Grow Up Great initiative supports early childhood programs that help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life. To date, the Grow Up Great program has served more than 2.5 million children. The PNC Kids 5-and-under Ticket allows families with young children to more affordably attend The Lost Colony thereby giving young children the opportunity to learn about music, dance and theatre as they develop the social and cognitive skills needed for long-term learning.
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About The Lost Colony

First staged in 1937, The Lost Colony, produced by the Roanoke Island Historical Association a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is the nation’s premier and longest-running outdoor symphonic drama. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green, The Lost Colony’s 80th anniversary season opens on May 26th, 2017, at Manteo’s Waterside Theatre, on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Curtain time is 7:45 pm. For tickets and information, go to www.www.thelostcolony.org or call (252) 473-2127.

 

Ghosts of The Lost Colony

Ghosts of The Lost Colony 2017

The First English settlement in the New World completely vanished, without a trace, on Roanoke Island. Experience this historic event as The Lost Colony presents: Ghosts of The Lost Colony.

Join a team of ghost hunters who have discovered hot spots believed to be associated with spirits of The Lost Colony of 1587 and the show The Lost Colony. The Astral Plane Investigations team lead their groups on an hour-long tour, visiting locations in the Fort Raleigh Park and the Waterside Theatre where ghost appearances and other paranormal activity occur. As your group experiences these strange occurrences, they learn the story of The Lost Colony and gain insight as to what might have happened to the colonists. Step back in time, be a part of the mysteries of Roanoke Island and meet the ghosts of the past. 

 

Sponsored in part by the Outer Banks Tourism Bureau, Ghosts of The Lost Colony is open to the public April 10 – 22, 2017. Tours leave at 8:00 PM from The Lost Colony ticket office. Guests should plan for an hour of haunting history as they walk the grounds in search of paranormal activity. Tickets are available by phone at 252-473-2127, online at www.thelostcolony.org, or the day of at the box office. Adult tickets are $20, children ages 6-10 are $15, and children under 5 are free.

Tours are conducted outdoors in the evening on uneven terrain. These trails are not accessible by individuals with physical handicaps or in wheelchairs.

Local Auditions for The Lost Colony 2017

Local Auditions for the 2017 Season of The Lost Colony!

On Saturday, February 18, 2017 The Lost Colony will hold local auditions for its upcoming 80th anniversary season! Local residents have long been a part of the production of America’s oldest Outdoor Symphonic Drama, and it is the hope of the production’s artistic staff that this summer will carry on that tradition. Auditions will be held at The College of the Albemarle, Roanoke Island Campus. Registration opens at 8:40 AM and auditions will begin at 9:00 AM.

Lance Culpepper, Associate Producer for The Lost Colony, has organized the auditions. He will be joined by Director, Ira David Wood, III, Music Director, McCrae Hardy, Choreographer, Pam Atha, and Fight Director, Robert Midgette. The casting team will be supported by volunteers from the organization who will help to provide a professional environment for the audition process.

Everyone attending the auditions is requested to bring a recent photograph and resume. Additional information will be collected at the time of registration. Children must be a least six years of age and will be requested to perform a brief monologue or recite a poem. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children, but will not be allowed in the audition room

Dancers should register and report to the gymnasium by 10:30 AM for dance movement auditions. Appropriate dancewear and soft shoes are necessary for comfort and safety. Please be prepared to demonstrate a variety of dance styles with the show’s choreographer. Actors and singers will audition at 1:00 PM in the auditorium. Everyone should prepare a one-minute classical monologue, and singers should prepare 16 bars of music in the classical style. An accompanist will be provided, but all auditionees must bring clearly marked sheet music in the right key.

Actors and singers may register at any time before 2:00pm. The local auditions are part of the complete audition circuit which also includes participation in the Institute of Outdoor Theatre auditions held in Greenville, NC and the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Lexington, KY. The show will be cast once all auditions are complete for the 2017 season.

The 80th Anniversary Season
of The Lost Colony is sponsored by PNC Bank.

 

Thank you for a great season!

Thanks for a Great 2016 Season!

The 79th Season of America’s longest-running symphonic drama closed on Saturday, August 20th with final show attendance of more than 800 spectators. The cast and crew extend a generous thank you to the Outer Banks community for their continued support and hospitality. Changes in the production generated interest throughout the Outer Banks this summer. One of the changes in the 2016 production included the dedication of The Lost Colony season to the National Park Service during their Centennial Celebration. Rave reviews on TripAdvisor included, “This is the “granddaddy” of all outdoor dramas and is by far the best. From Broadway quality set design and costuming to an action packed performance, The Lost Colony is a quality evening of entertainment and history.” The 80th anniversary season of The Lost Colony will begin in May of 2017.

 

In addition to the main performance, The Lost Colony continued its PNC presents Live at The Waterside Concert Series bringing World Turning: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac, Dawes, and Who’s Bad?-Michael Jackson Tribute Band. Other events throughout the year included: Comedy Tonight!, Children’s Show: Stellaluna and Other Tales, Character Dinners, Backstage Tours, Virginia Dare Faire, The Mystery of The Lost Colony, and many others.

 

 

For tickets and information visit www.thelostcolony.org or call 252-473-2127.

 

2016’s Virginia Dare Faire scheduled for Thursday, August 18th

The Lost Colony and National Park Service cordially invite you to the 2016 Virginia Dare Faire, sponsored by Yadkin Bank. Celebrate the 429th birthday of Virginia Dare, Thursday, August 18th, with events all day at Fort Raleigh National Park! Virginia Dare Faire will be held at outside of The Lost Colony Administration Building from 10am-1pm.

Activities for Virginia Dare Faire are free of charge and open to children of all ages, guaranteeing fun for the whole family! Events will vary from field games, to creating clay pots with Native Americans. Carnival-like activities including balloon animals, coloring, face painting, and bubble stations will be open all morning. Field games like Sir Walter’s potato toss, hula hoop activities, sack races, and archery stations are also a small sampling of the day’s happenings. Other entertainment will include street dancers, royal etiquette and photo opportunities with Queen Elizabeth, a fight demo at 12:00pm, and special appearances from characters of The Lost Colony. There will be birthday cake provided to the public closing the Faire events. Virginia Dare’s birthday cake will be provided by Harris Teeter. Virginia Dare’s birthday ice cream will be provided by Maola.

The evening’s performance of The Lost Colony features live babies in the role of Virginia Dare.  This year’s Virginia Dare babies will be added to a long list of dignified alumni who participated in the historic drama at a very early age. This yearly tradition has become a much anticipated event on the Outer Banks. 

Yadkin Bank is the proud sponsor of the 2016 Virginia Dare Faire and Virginia Dare Night festivities.

For ticketing information for The Lost Colony, call the box office at 252-473-6000 or visit the ticket page here!

Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience | August 7, 2016

The final night of the 2016 series is not one to miss! Watch the King of Pop reincarnated on stage with Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band on Sunday, August 7th. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, Who’s Bad has continued to impress fans all over the world for the last 10 years. Performing from MJ’s expansive catalog, Who’s Bad will ignite the audience at the Waterside Theatre with their jaw-dropping choreography, and unparalleled rhythm and instrumental sections.

Regular admission tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 the day of the concert. VIP tickets (premium seating in the front few rows) are available for $40. All tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online or by calling 252-473-6000.

This summer, experience live music at one the 10 Best Outdoor Concert Venues you shouldn’t miss (USA Today) on Roanoke Island’s The Waterside Theatre, home of The Lost Colony. The concerts bring the Outer Banks a memorable lineup on three Sunday’s this summer.

 

Folk-rock Band Dawes Coming to the Historic Waterside Theatre Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

On the eve of Independence Day, Sunday, July 3rd, enjoy folk-rock band Dawes, co-sponsored by 99.1 The Sound as part of their 20th Anniversary celebration. Get ready to groove to Dawes’ harmonies and 1960’s-70’s Laurel Canyon folk-rock instrumentals similar to that of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. “Rock’s thoughtful past has rarely sounded more vibrant,” according to David Browne of Rolling Stone.

Regular admission tickets are $25 in advance, and $30 the day of the concert. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online or by calling 252-473-6000.

This summer, experience live music at one the 10 Best Outdoor Concert Venues you shouldn’t miss (USA Today) on Roanoke Island’s The Waterside Theatre, home of The Lost Colony. The concerts bring the Outer Banks a memorable lineup on three Sunday’s this summer.

 

 

2016 Children’s Show: Stellaluna And Other Tales Begins June 14, 2016

“A lovely treat for families to savor”   – The Chicago Tribune

The Lost Colony is proud to announce that its 2016 Children’s show sponsored by ACE Outer Banks, “Stellaluna And Other Tales” is coming to the Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island.  Based on the popular books by Janell Cannon, play written by Alyn Cardarelli, with music by Steve Goers, this delightful musical is a pleasure for both children and adults!  The children’s show will be performing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2:00 PM from June 14th through August 17th.

The play tells the story of Stellaluna the bat, Verdi the snake, and Pinduli the hyena.  They are all seeking refreshment at a watering hole one hot day, only to find themselves the subjects of a bullying lion’s ridicule.  But by sharing stories about building self-confidence, these three misfit animals find wisdom, peace, and friendship.  For over 40 years the cast of The Lost Colony has produced a show just for kids.  Imagination & fantasy run wild in this hour of family fun!

Directed by Naythen Blake Rinehart, with Christina Villaverde as Musical director, the production features a cast that includes: Megan Glover as Pinduli, Henson Milam as Verdi, Delphon Curtis as Lion and Bethany Johnson as Stellaluna. Other cast members include Christopher Flores and Matt Gabbard. Costumes will be created by Jeri Meador. Taylor Dobbs will design the set.

This event is generously sponsored by:  ACE Outer Banks Hardware.  Tickets are $10.00.  Tickets are available by phone at 252-473-2127, or online at www.www.thelostcolony.org.

Dare Nights at The Lost Colony

 

Dare Night Performances of The Lost Colony Scheduled

The 2016 company of The Lost Colony is now performing their 79th season of the show that is the recipient of the Tony Honor For Excellence In Theatre In America. Under the direction of Ira David Wood, III the company will once again celebrate “Dare Nights” when all locals are invited to attend the show for free by making a donation of non-perishable food items to local food pantries. The “Dare Night” performances of The Lost Colony are sponsored by E.R. Midgett Insurance. E.R. Midgett is proud to be a part of this long standing community event.Theatre

“Dare Nights” will be observed on Friday, June 3, Friday, June 10 and Friday, June 17. The show will start at 7:30 PM and theatre guests are encouraged to arrive early in order to get good seats. Tickets will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. In addition to the food or dry goods donations, residents are required to show proof of Dare County residency, such as a driver’s license, voter registration card or utility bill. Pre-performance donation collection begins at 5:30 PM. There are no rain checks with these free tickets.

The June 3rd performance will support the Lifeline Food Pantry, the June 10th performance will support the Beach Food Pantry and the June 17th performance will benefit the Roanoke Island Food Pantry. This is a wonderful opportunity for the locals to give back to the locals. Recommended items for the food drive include canned vegetables, fruits, meats, soups and beans; tomato and pasta products; cereals; peanut butter and jelly; paper products such as toilet paper and paper towels and pancake mix and syrup. This is an excellent opportunity to see the show for free and to provide emergency assistance to families in need. The “Dare Night” performances of The Lost Colony are sponsored by E.R. Midgett Insurance.

The Lost Colony officially opened on May 27 and runs through August 20 at the Waterside Theatre located on the grounds of the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. The show runs nightly except Sunday. Please visit www.www.thelostcolony.org for information on additional events including Stellaluna And Other Tales and the PNC Presents: Live at the Waterside Concert Series.

 

2016’s Live at the Waterside Concert Series Line Up Announced

The Lost Colony is proud to announce The 2016 Live at the Waterside Concert Series presented by PNC Bank. This summer, experience live music at one the 10 Best Outdoor Concert Venues you shouldn’t miss (USA Today) on Roanoke Island’s The Waterside Theatre, home of The Lost Colony. The concerts bring the Outer Banks a memorable lineup on three Sunday’s this summer. Three bands feature something for everyone.

On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th, World Turning Band: The “LIVE” Fleetwood Mac Experience kicks off the series performing the legendary band’s top 40 hits. Witness the Nashville-based band capture the very essence of Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and crew as they provide a fully immersing experience of Fleetwood Mac’s greatest songs from the early days through Stevie’s later work. Bring dad and the entire family and enjoy impeccable musicianship, stage presence, vocals and harmonies.

On the eve of Independence Day, Sunday, July 3rd, enjoy folk-rock band Dawes, co-sponsored by 99.1 The Sound as part of their 20th Anniversary celebration. On Sunday, July 3rd, groove to Dawes’ harmonies and 1960’s-70’s Laurel Canyon folk-rock instrumentals similar to that of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. “Rock’s thoughtful past has rarely sounded more vibrant,” according to David Browne of Rolling Stone.

The final night of the 2016 series is not one to miss! Watch the King of Pop reincarnated on stage with Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band on Sunday, August 7th. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, Who’s Bad has continued to impress fans all over the world for the last 10 years. Performing from MJ’s expansive catalog, Who’s Bad will ignite the audience at the Waterside Theatre with their jaw-dropping choreography, and unparalleled rhythm and instrumental sections.

Regular admission tickets for World Turning and Who’s Bad are $20 in advance, and $25 the day of the concert. VIP tickets (premium seating in the front few rows) are available for $40. Dawes regular admission tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of, and VIP tickets are available for $45. All tickets go on sale on April 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased online or by calling 252-473-2127. Don’t miss a concert, save money, and enjoy the same great seat for all three shows by purchasing a Season Pass for $60! To purchase a Live at the Waterside Season Pass, call 252-473-6000.

Comedy Tonight Fundraiser on Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Lost Colony presents it’s third Comedy Tonight fundraiser on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Sound Stage Theater on the grounds of The Lost Colony. Join the Roanoke Island Historical Association for an exciting night on the town with cocktails and live music, a silent auction, and a catered dinner, featuring critically acclaimed comedian Nate Bargatze in support of America’s longest running outdoor drama, The Lost Colony. natebargatze

The night of fun begins at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails and entertainment, and marks the start of the silent auction (ending at 8:00 p.m.; winning bids will be claimed after the show). At 7:00 p.m., enjoy a dinner catered by Kelly’s Restaurant. Then at 8:15 p.m., prepare for guaranteed laughter as Nate Bargatze begins his stand-up act.

Individual tickets are on sale for $125, and tables of 8 can be reserved for $1,200. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Please contact Nancy Figiel for more information: nfigiel@www.thelostcolony.org or 252.473.2127 Ext 222

Comedy Tonight is generously sponsored by Wells Fargo in support of the Roanoke Island Historical Association, producers of The Lost Colony, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Special thanks to Kelly’s Restaurant, Metro Rentals, Virginia Dare Winery, and Holiday House.

Ghosts of The Lost Colony 2016

The 2016 Ghosts of the Lost Colony Has Begun!
Step back in time with us as we uncover the mysteries of Roanoke Island through firsthand encounters with the ghosts of those who lived here. The history of our modern America began here…experience it in an entirely new way. The Lost Colony is thrilled to present this interactive theatrical experience!

Ghosts of TLC 2016March 25-26, 2016
March 29-April 2, 2016
Evening tours at 8:00 PM

For information call 252-473-2127 – After 5:00 PM, 252-256-1401
Tickets can be purchased online: https://www.www.thelostcolony.org/ghosts-of-the-lost-colony/


Ghosts of the Lost Colony is funded, in part by The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.