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80 years young for the lost colony

The lost colony celebrates 80 years!

For 80 years The Lost Colony has been entertaining Outer Banks audiences with its thrilling story of England’s first attempt at colonizing the new world. As Neel Keller, writing for the Outer Banks Sentinel, tells it, the play has maintained its excitement by always finding new ways to improve.

Scene from 2016 opening night of The Lost Colony. Photo, Kip Tabb.

Scene from 2016 opening night of The Lost Colony. Photo, Kip Tabb.

“When the 2017 season of The Lost Colony opens on May 26, the production at Roanoke Island’s Waterside Theatre will aim the spotlight squarely on a milestone event: America’s longest running outdoor symphonic drama turns 80 this year.

The Lost Colony will celebrate with some high-tech upgrades and a rolling out of the red carpet for some distinguished TLC alumni — including two performers who appeared in the play 78 years apart.

Lost Colony CEO Bill Coleman told the Sentinel it’s been hectic as he makes final preparations for his fifth season at the helm of The Lost Colony. “It’s an all-out dash from January to opening night on May 26,” Coleman said, “but I’m excited about what we have in store for people this season.”


Read the rest of this story on the Outer Banks Sentinel!

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