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CHEROKEE — More than six million people have witnessed the heart-wrenching action and soaring triumph of “Unto These Hills” over the past 70 years, and the legacy lives on in 2021.

The iconic drama — staged in a large, outdoor amphitheater — debuted for the season over Memorial Day weekend and will run through Aug. 14.

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The show chronicles the tale of Cherokee life from 1780 to the 21st century. The show includes action-filled fight scenes, reenactments of historical events, grief of Cherokee removal and resilience of the Cherokee people and culture.

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. nightly except Sunday, with select matinee dates ideal for little ones that can’t stay up as late. The matinees are held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays from June 26-July 31.

General admission tickets are $28 for adults, $18 for kids ages 6-12 and free for 5 and under. For tickets or more info, click here.

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“Unto These Hills” is performed at the Cherokee Mountainside Theatre, located at 688 Drama Road, Cherokee. Masks are required when not actively eating or drinking.