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Members of Ohio Valley Summer Theater, Rhys Carr, center, and Carter Rice, sing “Here for You” during a rehearsal for 70th anniversary celebration of the theater program in Athens, Ohio, on Thursday, July 8, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Ohio Valley Summer Theater Celebrates 70th Anniversary, Access To The Arts

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – The Ohio Valley Summer Theater is preparing for a celebration of its 70th anniversary after overcoming the challenges of the 2020 pandemic. Founded in 1951, the Ohio Valley Summer Theater (OVST) has welcomed everyone from professional actors to children just starting out. It began as a local theater, putting on multiple… Read More

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OVST Double Feature Rocky Horror 5K Fun Run/Walk


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The 1st Annual OVST Double-Feature 5k Fun Run/Walk ATHENS, Ohio  – Ohio Valley Summer Theater is continuing their initiative to facilitate community engagement and provide fun for Athens residents. With their first ever Double-Feature 5k Fun Run/Walk, OVST is bringing an active and healthy lifestyle and the world of Rocky Horror together! On Saturday, October… Read More

OVST Selects Students for Sherow/OVST Memorial Scholarship


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In 2016, Ohio Valley Summer Theater (OVST) received a significant estate gift to the organization’s Ohio University Foundation endowment. The gift was made possible by the generosity of Yvonne Sherow Emerson, daughter of OVST founding members Vic and Marjorie Sherow, and sister to local Athens residents Stephanie Goldsberrry, Myrdith Sherow and Gregor Sherow, all of… Read More