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Click on the 2017 Show Information tab (above) to read all the details about Hairspray auditions, performance dates, and to meet members of the creative team.


Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 9.51.13 AM.pngJoin us for MANIC MOMS!

Celebrating Moms Weekend at OHIO!

Delicious and Danceable Hilarious Sweet Fun!

Saturday, April 1st    |    7:30-9:00pm

@ Central Venue (29 E. Carpenter St., Athens)

Improv Comedy| Live Music | Coffee and Desserts

Featuring:  Black Sheep Improv, Laura Nadeau, School of Music students, Kelly Burns, house band and more!

Local Coffee and Desserts by Court Street Coffee and Sweet Arts Bakery.

Tickets $15  http://manicmoms2017.bpt.me

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OVST Announces Youth Camp 2017!

Youth Camp Registration Form click here.

Theme: Comedy – improv, clowning, and sketch

Monday-Friday June 5th – 23rd at ARTS/West

2nd-6th grades 9:00-11:30 am

7th-12th grades Noon-3:00 pm

Camp culminates with a public performance on June 23rd.

$150.00 per camper for all 3 weeks of Youth Camp.

Scholarships are available.

For more information call 740-541-3728.

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About OVST:

Children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of Ohio Valley Summer Theater’s community continue to revel in our 66-year-strong history of summer theater productions.

Founded in 1951 in Athens, Ohio by a small group of Ohio University professors and community members, OVST originally served as a community theater and a laboratory for Ohio University’s School of Theater, producing four to six plays each summer.  In 1988, OVST was re-established as a separate 501(c)3 non-profit organization with continued support from Ohio University. The community and University collaboration continues to benefit from strong collaboration, dedicated donor-patrons, ongoing operating support from the Ohio Arts Council, and local and regional business partnerships.

OVST offers high-quality performances for the entire family; partners with theater professionals, Ohio University faculty and students, and community members; offers an annual youth theater camp; and helps to organize and support regional arts events and performances year-round.

As a donor-supported, non-profit organization, we encourage innovative approaches to live performance and welcome new participants and partners to our productions, youth camp, and volunteer Board.

OVST is proud to be a community heritage organization that adds to the vibrant, cultural fabric of Athens County and the surrounding Appalachian region.

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