It's Showtime! at the Bumbleberry

Hurricane Valley Journal, 25 July 2007

Article Summary:

Rhett Thomas:

  • originally from Long Beach, California
  • traveled the country from coast to coast, performing such big show cities as Branson, Mo., and Las Vegas
  • head of Rhett Thomas Productions, a group that has entertained throughout the country
  • as a family man, he decided five years ago to put down roots and land in one place for a while
  • reopened the Bumbleberry Theatre in Springdale, the gateway to Zion National Park
  • served as director and performer

Bumbleberry Theatre:

  • same owner as the Bumbleberry Inn
  • theater originally performed melodramas
  • was closed for about a year before Thomas reopened it
  • three original productions: “Twist the Night Away,” “I Fall to Pieces: The Life and Music of Patsy Cline,” “It's Showtime!”