Thomas was executive director of Blue Jacket, the outdoor drama in Xenia, before he moved to Los Angeles. There he built up FreakShow Deluxe, who supplies sideshow acts like fire eaters tovenues across the country.
Once his business was established, Thomas moved back to Dayton so his kids could be near their grandparents and so they could have some of the same Midwestern experiences he had as he was growing up.
“Living in Dayton put us closer to our Eastern customers, too,” Thomas said. “From Dayton, we can get basically anywhere within a day. If we need to go to New York, we can get there in a day and if we need to go to Los Angeles we can get there in a day.”
Thomas will be part of a local performance tonight at 8 pm as Vaudeville Night comes to Centerville’s Town Hall Theater as part of Dayton Historic Dance Week 2018. Most recently seen on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Gunn has performed from New York’s famed Coney Island, to Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle, and every place in between. With too many tv appearances and big-name venues to list here – this is his ONLY LOCAL APPEARANCE. Tickets are $15 at the door for this all-ages family friendly show