Brett Cullum

Brett Cullum Brett Cullum has been part of the Houston and Memphis Theatre scenes since the late '80s. He's been seen on community theatre and professional stages in several cities including Playhouse 1960, Theatre Suburbia, Stages, Theatre Memphis, Circuit Playhouse, and Playhouse on the Square. Brett has been a movie critic and blogger as well for DVD Verdict.com where he has published over 1,000 reviews of feature films.


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BWW Review:  4th Wall Theatre Company Presents Polished 'GLASS MENAGERIE'BWW Review: 4th Wall Theatre Company Presents Polished 'GLASS MENAGERIE'
Posted: Oct. 16, 2019


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BWW Review: RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN raises a feminist eyebrow at 4TH Wall Theatre CompanyBWW Review: RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN raises a feminist eyebrow at 4TH Wall Theatre Company
Posted: Mar. 2, 2019


BWW Review: JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY busts a move at TUTS!BWW Review: JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY busts a move at TUTS!
Posted: Jun. 1, 2019


BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF SEVILLE colonizes the Alley at Mildred's UmbrellaBWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF SEVILLE colonizes the Alley at Mildred's Umbrella
Posted: Apr. 1, 2019


BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE Razzle Dazzles At TUTS!BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE Razzle Dazzles At TUTS!
Posted: Sep. 13, 2019


BWW Review: A DRAG CHRISTMAS CAROL lip syncs for its life at Obsidian Theater!BWW Review: A DRAG CHRISTMAS CAROL lip syncs for its life at Obsidian Theater!
Posted: Dec. 7, 2018


BWW Review: FADE TO BLACK marches on at MATCHBWW Review: FADE TO BLACK marches on at MATCH
Posted: Jun. 28, 2019


BWW Review: MISS SAIGON Broadway Tour Lands at the Hobby CenterBWW Review: MISS SAIGON Broadway Tour Lands at the Hobby Center
Posted: May. 9, 2019


BWW Review: 4th Wall Theatre Company Presents Polished 'GLASS MENAGERIE'
October 16, 2019

4th Wall Theatre Company's production shows a lot of love for Tennessee Williams, and they have thrown a ton of resources behind it. The result is a strikingly handsome production with surprising interpretations of the characters and plenty of eye candy.

BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE Razzle Dazzles At TUTS!
September 13, 2019

Director Julie Kramer and choreographer Jessica Hartman have stayed true to the 1975 vision, but also managed to make it more energetic and faster paced. The dancers often seem to defy gravity and levitate during numbers, and it's all gorgeously staged and executed.

BWW Review: SISTER'S BACK TO SCHOOL CATECHISM Is A Hilarious Habit At Stages Repertory Theatre
August 28, 2019

To the delight of the audience she covers horror movies, several ghastly tales of the saints, and even unleashes a fashion show where you can dress up as an unlucky martyr to go trick or treating.  It's fast, it's funny, and also has a gentle soul that should find even the most diehard Catholics embracing the ways of Sister. 

BWW Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Satisfies at Alley Theatre
July 25, 2019

This one has everything you could want - broadly drawn characters, exotic settings, and a spectacular murder with no shortage of suspects. It's a great thriller to chill you off this summer. 

BWW Review: PRIVATE LIVES Proudly Preens at Main Street Theater
July 22, 2019

The director has decided to look at the more giggle-worthy elements of PRIVATE LIVES, and has avoided some of the darker implications of this Noel Coward classic. Audiences should eat this one up like a buttered brioche with coffee the morning after a sordid affair.

BWW Review: THE DOYLE AND DEBBIE SHOW Sees Red People at Stages Repertory Theatre
July 19, 2019

Some people will love this one, but I found it theatrically stunted and a bit offensive in that it would be funnier if I were far more conservative. It will play best with people who unapologetically sport their MAGA hats and follow certain Twitter accounts without remorse.

BWW Review: JUST LENA Weathers the Storm at Vincent Victoria Presents
July 2, 2019

We struggle as humans to fit in and be enough at any given moment, and that's the lesson Lena Horne offered the world and herself.  Even though she made history and became a champion of the Civil Rights movement, she struggled every step of the way with the identity created by her appearance and demeanor.

BWW Review: FADE TO BLACK marches on at MATCH
June 28, 2019

You have ten plays with ten sets, ten casts, ten directors, and ten different playwrights. All of them run only ten minutes at most. It's easy enough to assert that if you don't like something, just wait ten minutes and something new is in front of you!

BWW Review: JOSEPHINE TONIGHT Resurrects the Jazz Age at The Ensemble Theatre!
June 27, 2019

Dequina Moore is a marvel as the titular role of Josephine Baker. She plays this wide eyed and breathless, a girl who knows she is on the verge of something more and impatient to get there. She dances with abandon and sings like an angel.

BWW Review: CHICAGO is still CHICAGO at SPA Houston
June 5, 2019

It feels curatorial now, a gorgeous museum exhibit that we are intrigued by decades later. Society for the Performing Arts opens the hall for musical theater fans to gaze for just six days here in Houston.

BWW Review: JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY busts a move at TUTS!
June 1, 2019

JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY pays tribute to a brilliant choreographer and becomes a testament to the enduring history of great Broadway shows. If you love musical theater this one will be right up your alley, and if you love dance it is even better.

BWW Review: A LIE OF THE MIND Dazzles but Lacks Danger at Dirt Dogs Theatre
May 28, 2019

It might be that the directors were looking for something of 2019 in 1985's A LIE OF THE MIND. Malinda L. Beckham and Trevor Cone are certainly the best candidates in Houston to wrangle this one out since their company is noted for wildly masculine testosterone-fueled theater. They may have sought more of the humanity and less of the brutality that the original work seemed to have.

BWW Review: 4th Wall Theatre Company Tells COLLECTED STORIES
May 19, 2019

It's two women playing writers - one older and one younger. An ALL ABOUT EVE tale spins out, and the show has interesting dynamics to share about artists when they become close friends.

BWW Review: THE EFFECT Dazzles at Houston Equity Festival
May 15, 2019

THE EFFECT sets a high bar for the rest of The Houston Equity Festival. It's a testament to what impact a small intimate theater space can do with outstanding actors and a daring piece of written work.

BWW Review: MISS SAIGON Broadway Tour Lands at the Hobby Center
May 9, 2019

MISS SAIGON feels like a sequel to 'Les Miserables' crossbred with 'Cabaret.' We get sleazy nightclubs and sweeping war scenes mixed together with a simple love story.

BWW Review: RELATIVELY SPEAKING Is a Funny Farce at Main Street Theater
May 6, 2019

An outstanding cast takes on a very funny book, and the result is shimmering perfection that is just what audiences need to kick off the summer season. It's like ice cream for the theater world.

BWW Review: MURDER FOR TWO Kills the Cabaret at Stages Repertory Theatre
May 3, 2019

MURDER FOR TWO is an exciting piece of theater that is daring in its concept and brought to life by Stages with technical pizzazz. Ben Miller and Trace Pool deliver amazing performances with crackerjack comic timing.

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF SEVILLE colonizes the Alley at Mildred's Umbrella
April 1, 2019

The script spins out a fast funny farce that reminds me of a politically informed Monty Python skit. Even though the premise sounds like a stuffy costume drama, this is more SOUTH PARK meets 1500s Spain.

BWW Review: THE WEIR Spins Spooky Tales at Main Street Theater
March 20, 2019

Who wouldn't want to spend an hour and a half in a traditional pub with old country codgers spinning out ghost stories? It's a winning proposition, and Main Street delivers all the goods from the actors and the technical department.

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is in bloom at STAGES REPERTORY THEATRE
March 11, 2019

It's the right time to resurrect the 1982 off-Broadway phenomenon LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. It's a catchy little musical that says a lot about greed combined with materialism, and it reminds audiences of how brilliant Howard Ashman and Alan Menken have always been.



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