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.
It was amazing to see DEAR EVAN HANSEN with an enthusiastic audience. Many of the teens sang along with the show or at least mouthed the words as the performance played out. People were visibly touched by the situations and reduced to tears at several points. And yet I felt oddly removed from the experience, and kept wondering why.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
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
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
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 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
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.