MANTEO, N.C. (WAVY) — The Lost Colony held auditions in late July for babies to be Virginia Dare for a night commemorating her 435th birthday.

The search was open for both boys and girls that weigh 15 lbs or less.

Babies were required to be available the evening of Thursday, Aug. 18 for pre-show preparation and the actual show at 8:30 p.m. For Virginia Dare Night only, the prop baby typically used in the performance is replaced with real babies.

Following the auditions, The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) announced the babies making their debut this year are: Colvin Holt Rose, son of Holt and Kelsey Rose, grandson of Connie Rose, RIHA Board Member, Caroline Hope Powell, daughter of Erin and Will Powell, Nova Gray Etheridge, daughter of Jill and George Etheridge, Johnathan “Nat” Bunn, son of Ashley Ladd and Jonathan Bunn, granddaughter or Myra Ladd Bone, former RIHA Board Member.

More info can be found on The Lost Colony’s website or calling the ticket office at (252) 473-2127.

The Lost Colony runs nightly through August 20, Mondays through Saturdays. This is its 85th Anniversary Season.