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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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: Cheers to THE BOOK OF WILL at Main Street Theater!BWW Review: Cheers to THE BOOK OF WILL at Main Street Theater!
Posted: Sep. 28, 2018


BWW Review: EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL camps out at Obsidian TheaterBWW Review: EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL camps out at Obsidian Theater
Posted: Oct. 4, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: THE TAMARIE COOPER SHOW FIELD TRIP! is a busolad of fun at Catastrophic TheatreBWW Review: THE TAMARIE COOPER SHOW FIELD TRIP! is a busolad of fun at Catastrophic Theatre
Posted: Jul. 3, 2018


BWW Review: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM is pitch perfect at Ensemble TheatreBWW Review: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM is pitch perfect at Ensemble Theatre
Posted: May. 18, 2018


BWW Review: THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR Bribes Russia at Classical Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR Bribes Russia at Classical Theatre Company
Posted: Apr. 18, 2018


BWW Review: BUYER AND CELLAR dazzles at Main Street TheaterBWW Review: BUYER AND CELLAR dazzles at Main Street Theater
Posted: Jul. 21, 2018


BWW Review: DARK MATTER Challenges the Light at Mildred's UmbrellaBWW Review: DARK MATTER Challenges the Light at Mildred's Umbrella
Posted: Apr. 3, 2018


BWW Review: MEMPHIS Gets Houston Flavor at TUTSBWW Review: MEMPHIS Gets Houston Flavor at TUTS
Posted: Feb. 23, 2018


BWW Review: Cheers to THE BOOK OF WILL at Main Street Theater!BWW Review: Cheers to THE BOOK OF WILL at Main Street Theater!
Posted: Sep. 28, 2018


BWW Review: EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL camps out at Obsidian TheaterBWW Review: EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL camps out at Obsidian Theater
October 4, 2018

It's basically THE SOUND OF MUSIC set in a cabin and good fun for the entire family! Well. Addams Family perhaps.

BWW Review: Cheers to THE BOOK OF WILL at Main Street Theater!BWW Review: Cheers to THE BOOK OF WILL at Main Street Theater!
September 28, 2018

In a way it is like watching a heady special episode of CHEERS set in London in the early 1620s. It seems like a place where everybody would know your name, and in the case of Will they did.

BWW Review: THE MOORS muddles through at Mildred's UmbrellaBWW Review: THE MOORS muddles through at Mildred's Umbrella
September 6, 2018

THE MOORS seeks to say something about the visibility and state of women today through the lens of satirizing Victorian era romantic literature like JANE EYRE, WUTHERING HEIGHTS, or THE WOMAN IN WHITE. I am not sure it wholly achieves what it sets out to do, but it certainly has a lot of fun along the way.

BWW Review: WE'RE GONNA DIE makes it all better at Horse Head Theatre CompanyBWW Review: WE'RE GONNA DIE makes it all better at Horse Head Theatre Company
August 28, 2018

Originally conceived by playwright Young Jean Lee, it was performed as spoken word broken up by punk rock songs about pain and death. Somehow performer Alli Villines has turned it into a ukulele folk festival! But I ask dear reader, what could be more punk rock than a collection of named ukuleles played without an ounce of irony whatsoever?

BWW Review: PORCELAIN bravely cruises at The Caduceus Theater Arts CompanyBWW Review: PORCELAIN bravely cruises at The Caduceus Theater Arts Company
August 12, 2018

This is an intense drama exploring the depths of a man who feels ostracized by a group that is already shunned by society. It's a play about loneliness and deathwishes that spiral out of control.

BWW Review: OLEANNA provokes at The Landing Theatre CompanyBWW Review: OLEANNA provokes at The Landing Theatre Company
July 30, 2018

OLEANNA demands to be seen again, and The Landing Theatre Company has just the right chops to bring it to life at 14 Pews. It feeds off the intimate space, and they have found two actors who have the energy to deliver the message at the right pitch to make the audience squirm.

BWW Review: BUYER AND CELLAR dazzles at Main Street TheaterBWW Review: BUYER AND CELLAR dazzles at Main Street Theater
July 21, 2018

Ambition, love, why we do the things we do, all of these topics get drawn out into the ether between the jokes and name-dropping. It's a deep piece despite it just being a rave and rant about a famous lady who hoards her stuff.

BWW Review: THE TAMARIE COOPER SHOW FIELD TRIP! is a busolad of fun at Catastrophic TheatreBWW Review: THE TAMARIE COOPER SHOW FIELD TRIP! is a busolad of fun at Catastrophic Theatre
July 3, 2018

This iteration of the Tamarie Cooper Show explores the leading lady's emotional baggage, battle against minor depression, and all of the discarded bad ideas that the troop has come up with when they were in line at 4am at Taco Bell. In other words, business as usual for Tamarie and her cast of usual suspects.

BWW Review: REPLICA creates a great copy at Stages Repertory TheatreBWW Review: REPLICA creates a great copy at Stages Repertory Theatre
May 29, 2018

In this age of whiz bang computer generated spectacles like STAR WARS or the AVENGERS, it's nice to sit down and take science fiction back to its roots. REPLICA aims at the human condition, and recreates it a little too perfectly to make anybody comfortable.

BWW Review: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM is pitch perfect at Ensemble TheatreBWW Review: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM is pitch perfect at Ensemble Theatre
May 18, 2018

There is no other company in Houston that is better equipped to handle his material, and this production cements that with ease. It is presented with a casual decadence that perfectly captures the world of the black American musician during this time.

BWW Review: Theatre Suburbia Revives THE TWILIGHT OF THE GOLDSBWW Review: Theatre Suburbia Revives THE TWILIGHT OF THE GOLDS
April 30, 2018

The play presents an interesting dilemma - what if genetic testing advanced enough that you could tell your baby was going to be gay? Would a straight couple still be willing to have it?

BWW Review: THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR Bribes Russia at Classical Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR Bribes Russia at Classical Theatre Company
April 18, 2018

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR is a fluffy piece, but has real bite when we look across at our current state of political officials. It almost hurts to laugh so hard at the Russians.

BWW Review: Come to the CABARET at Obsidian TheaterBWW Review: Come to the CABARET at Obsidian Theater
April 13, 2018

It's not a reinvention, but a celebration of the classical musical that delivers familiar songs and themes. It is well worth coming to this CABARET where indeed life is beautiful.

BWW Review: EIGHTH DAY OF THE WEEK Is Cozy at The Ensemble TheatreBWW Review: EIGHTH DAY OF THE WEEK Is Cozy at The Ensemble Theatre
April 6, 2018

EIGHTH DAY OF THE WEEK is a lovely portrait of what family means in the face of the unthinkable. It's a positive and affirming show that taps something anybody can relate to, the need for your family to understand exactly what you are facing.

BWW Review: DARK MATTER Challenges the Light at Mildred's UmbrellaBWW Review: DARK MATTER Challenges the Light at Mildred's Umbrella
April 3, 2018

DARK MATTER is a complex show that requires the audience make connections for themselves. It is challenging theatre presented by passionate artists who find ways to keep it light enough to be entertaining.

BWW Review: MEMPHIS Gets Houston Flavor at TUTSBWW Review: MEMPHIS Gets Houston Flavor at TUTS
February 23, 2018

MEMPHIS is a great step for TUTS a thought-provoking timely piece on race relations featuring a significant number of Houston artists. It's directed and staged well, and the show entertains throughout.

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.



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