Tickets for the 2021 season now available
Paul Green’s The Lost Colony outdoor drama celebrates its 84th season

By on May 24, 2021


America’s Longest-Running Outdoor Symphonic Drama Celebrates its 84th Season

The Lost Colony

The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) is proud to announce that the 84th Season of The Lost Colony, presented by PNC, opens May 28th, 2021. After the 83rd season was cancelled due to COVID, the RIHA Board of Directors and The Lost Colony staff are elated to welcome The Lost Colony guests back to historic Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island.

New Director/Choreographer Jeff Whiting is at the helm for the 2021 season.  With accomplished and talented artistic and production teams, ticket holders can expect to see new musical compositions, spectacular special effects, beautiful choreography and an entirely refreshed production of Paul Green’s original symphonic drama.

“We are beyond excited to reveal this season’s production. I am so proud of our entire team for the tireless work creating a unique perspective and captivating portrayal of Paul Green’s original script.”- John Ancona, General Manager.

Joining The Lost Colony company for the 84th season, members of several Native American tribes, including North Carolina’s Lumbee Tribe, will debut in principal as well as supporting and directorial roles.

The Lost Colony has welcomed many new faces on stage in addition to talent behind the scenes for the 2021 season including: John Ancona as General Manager, Navajo and Tlingit Alaskan dancer and choreographer Jerad E. Todacheenie as the Artistic Team’s Associate Choreographer, and RIHA Board Member Harvey Godwin Jr., Chairman of the Lumbee Tribe.

The Lost Colony’s 84th season begins May 28th and runs through August 21st. The show begins at 8:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets start at $20. For more information visit

Tickets for the 84th Season of Paul Green’s The Lost Colony are on sale now! 
  • Dates: May 28, 2021 – August 21, 2021
  • Admission: Adult tickets start at $20- Kids aged 5 and under are FREE every night.
  • Recurrence: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:45 pm
  • Dare Nights: Fridays on June 4, June 11 and June 18. (click on link dates for additional information)
  • Tickets: or call: (252) 473-2127
  • Location: Roanoke Island’s Waterside Theatre, located inside Fort Raleigh National Historic Site | 1409 National Park Dr., Manteo. The Waterside Theatre is an outdoor venue.

About The Lost Colony…the proud recipient of the Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre.

First staged in 1937, The Lost Colony is the nation’s premier and longest-running outdoor symphonic drama. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green, The Lost Colony’s 84th season will run from May through August, 2021 at Manteo’s Waterside Theatre, on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. For tickets and more information, go to or call (252) 473-2127.

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