From 1996 to at least August 1997, Grandma Ruby's Playhouse presented live musicals on stage, Memorial Day through September. The theater was part of the Bumbleberry Village.
In 2001, the showhouse was named Bumbleberry Restaurant & Play House. Before closing about 2002, the theater performed melodramas and was owned by the family operating the adjacent restaurant and motel.
Rhett Thomas reopened the Bumbleberry Theatre in 2003, with three musical revues, “Twist the Night Away,” “I Fall to Pieces: The Life and Music of Patsy Cline,” and “It's Showtime!"