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: THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL Will Always Love Whitney at Broadway At The Hobby CenterBWW Review: THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL Will Always Love Whitney at Broadway At The Hobby Center
Posted: Aug. 17, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Shimmers at TUTSBWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Shimmers at TUTS
Posted: Nov. 11, 2016


BWW Review: FUN HOME Shakes the Foundations at Theatre Under The StarsBWW Review: FUN HOME Shakes the Foundations at Theatre Under The Stars
Posted: May. 18, 2017


BWW Review: SASSY MAMAS Seduce at Ensemble TheatreBWW Review: SASSY MAMAS Seduce at Ensemble Theatre
Posted: Sep. 28, 2016


BWW Review: PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD Gets Silly at Stages Repertory TheatreBWW Review: PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD Gets Silly at Stages Repertory Theatre
Posted: Dec. 6, 2016


BWW Review: TREVOR Monkeys Around at Catastrophic TheatreBWW Review: TREVOR Monkeys Around at Catastrophic Theatre
Posted: Feb. 28, 2017


BWW Review: SAUCY JACK AND THE SPACE VIXENS Just Need Disco at Obsidian TheaterBWW Review: SAUCY JACK AND THE SPACE VIXENS Just Need Disco at Obsidian Theater
Posted: Jul. 14, 2017


BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL Will Always Love Whitney at Broadway At The Hobby CenterBWW Review: THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL Will Always Love Whitney at Broadway At The Hobby Center
August 17, 2017

THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL is one of those shows that offers up little else but a warm nostalgia for the original material, but thankfully the source is strong enough to make you tap your toes and smile from ear to ear.

BWW Review: SAUCY JACK AND THE SPACE VIXENS Just Need Disco at Obsidian TheaterBWW Review: SAUCY JACK AND THE SPACE VIXENS Just Need Disco at Obsidian Theater
July 14, 2017

It's freaky and fun! Glittery boots, lots of variations on sex and preference, and even a stripper pole front and center means this one is not gonna be a light family musical. If the phrase 'think BARBARELLA meets ROCKY HORROR' makes you shiver in anticipation, then reserve your seats now.

BWW Review: 1984 is Doubleplusungood at Obsidian TheaterBWW Review: 1984 is Doubleplusungood at Obsidian Theater
June 3, 2017

It's certainly a relevant piece for our time, and I applaud the intention of bringing it to life in this era of political debate and mistrust of the media. But if you're going to dig this one up then have the nerve to make it feel dangerously close to the outside world.

BWW Review: FUN HOME Shakes the Foundations at Theatre Under The StarsBWW Review: FUN HOME Shakes the Foundations at Theatre Under The Stars
May 18, 2017

It's a deeply emotional musical telling the story of a lesbian girl as she navigates her way through life with a closeted gay father. The Broadway Production won the Tony in 2015 for Best Musical as well as top honors for its book and score. It is a handsome show, acted expertly, and it will move anyone lucky enough to connect with its take on what it is like to be queer in the world.

BWW Review: GRAND CONCOURSE forgives at Main Street TheaterBWW Review: GRAND CONCOURSE forgives at Main Street Theater
April 16, 2017

The actors are amazing, the set is handsomely appointed, and the lighting design is creative and well executed. It fascinates for a while. But once the finale fizzles from a lapse in logic, GRAND CONCOURSE proves to be an exercise in dramatic frustration.

BWW Review: FIVE COURSE LOVE serves it at Stages Repertory TheatreBWW Review: FIVE COURSE LOVE serves it at Stages Repertory Theatre
March 14, 2017

Stages has assembled a "dream team" trio of comedians who can sing, and they make 5 COURSE love zip along with glee and pep. This is not a heavy night at the theatre, but a silly romp that should have audiences leaving with a big grin.

BWW Review: GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS says F*** YOU at Dirt Dogs Theatre CoBWW Review: GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS says F*** YOU at Dirt Dogs Theatre Co
March 11, 2017

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS stands the test of time because old white men are still jerks and Mamet is a genius at creating dialogue for them.

BWW Review: TREVOR Monkeys Around at Catastrophic TheatreBWW Review: TREVOR Monkeys Around at Catastrophic Theatre
February 28, 2017

TREVOR is what the Catastrophic Theatre does best - funny and provocative work that has much to say about the human condition. It's fascinating it takes a celebrity-obsessed chimpanzee to deliver the most human and touching of performances thanks to the combination of Kyle Sturdivant's acting prowess and a whipsmart script from Nick Jones.

BWW Review: PASSING STRANGE Rocks Out at Standing Room Only ProductionsBWW Review: PASSING STRANGE Rocks Out at Standing Room Only Productions
February 23, 2017

This story is universal, but the intricate score and stellar cast are unique and astounding.

BWW Review: THE JOHNS provokes white men at Mildred's UmbrellaBWW Review: THE JOHNS provokes white men at Mildred's Umbrella
January 20, 2017

It's a scary cautionary tale illuminating where we are today in regards to sex workers and the dangers they face being in the crosshairs of those with little regard for them.

BWW Review: ROSE AND WALSH at Theatre SuburbiaBWW Review: ROSE AND WALSH at Theatre Suburbia
January 18, 2017

ROSE AND WALSH now playing at Theatre Suburbia is Neil Simon's meditation on how love lives on after death, and it serves as a reminder of what a great author can do with a good concept. It's a touching, sweet, and well produced evening out at Northwest Houston's longest running all-volunteer playhouse.

BWW Review: THE DESIGNATED MOURNER provokes at Catastrophic TheatreBWW Review: THE DESIGNATED MOURNER provokes at Catastrophic Theatre
January 6, 2017

Above all else, it offers a glimpse into what could come to pass if we are not mindful and determined to keep our art groups like Catastrophic Theatre alive and well in the coming years. It's a meditation on the state of culture that is wisely timed by one of Houston's most daring theatre companies.

BWW Review: PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD Gets Silly at Stages Repertory TheatreBWW Review: PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD Gets Silly at Stages Repertory Theatre
December 6, 2016

This year, STAGES reinvents OZ for a sardonic look at what 2016 means for America, all the while offering a fun, frothy musical on the surface. It's an odd mix of jabs at the federal government combined with a jingoistic love of all things Texas. It works though, and gosh darn it if it isn't fun!

BWW Review: SONG ABOUT HIMSELF Confounds at Catastrophic TheatreBWW Review: SONG ABOUT HIMSELF Confounds at Catastrophic Theatre
November 18, 2016

SONG ABOUT HIMSELF is a linguistic fantasia set inside of the chatroom of a post-apocalyptic social network. This is intellectual sci-fi drama played on a sparse set and focused on how we connect as humans and machines. There are ghosts here on both sides of humanity's line, and language suffers the most as a result.

BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Shimmers at TUTSBWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Shimmers at TUTS
November 11, 2016

What the cast and director are doing here is offering a solid, slick, and oh so faithful rendition of ROCKY HORROR. Director Mitchell Greco relies on the strength of the fortysomething year-old material, and lets his vision grow gorgeous images and sumptuous arrangements.

BWW Review: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, THE MUSICAL! Spoofs Musicals at Theater LaB HoustonBWW Review: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, THE MUSICAL! Spoofs Musicals at Theater LaB Houston
October 12, 2016

THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, THE MUSICAL! Is as much of a self-explanatory title as any theater-goer could ever want or pine for. It's definitely a musical about musicals that has musical number after musical number, and its own sardonic take on the form over the past fifty or so years.

BWW Review: SASSY MAMAS Seduce at Ensemble TheatreBWW Review: SASSY MAMAS Seduce at Ensemble Theatre
September 28, 2016

A widower, a divorcee, and a 'permanently single' political figure all end up going for younger guys in this hilarious look at what pop culture lovingly calls 'cougars'. It feels familiar, but it also brings something touching and new to the table.

BWW Review: BURIED CHILD Reinvented at Catastrophic TheatreBWW Review: BURIED CHILD Reinvented at Catastrophic Theatre
September 14, 2016

They have cast the show without regard to race, perceived sexual orientation or physical types, and in the process expanded the vision of what could be a narrow exercise into a universal one. Never has the play felt so broad and borderless, and the staging reveals interesting struggles inside both American culture and methods of acting.

BWW Interview: Artistic Director Nicholas Garelick Talks SCRIPTWRITERS/HOUSTON'S 10X10 at Pearl TheatreBWW Interview: Artistic Director Nicholas Garelick Talks SCRIPTWRITERS/HOUSTON'S 10X10 at Pearl Theatre
September 12, 2016

The 10x10 is Scriptwriters/Houston's biggest event of the year. It's ten brand new plays by ten of our talented writers. Or, for the theatrically challenged... it's a cheap and easy way to say you've at least seen ten plays this year. Get all your culture done in one night!

BWW Review: THE REVOLUTIONISTS Serve Girl Power at Main Street TheaterBWW Review: THE REVOLUTIONISTS Serve Girl Power at Main Street Theater
September 6, 2016

The author claims it is 'mostly a comedy', and it is certainly not a musical about a barricade with people singing the songs of angry men. No, this one is the words of enraged women as they struggle to be recognized as the vehicles of liberation.



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