Reviews

Altar Boyz (Theatre Arlington)

I couldn’t stop watching him.”- Scott W. Davis, The Column
Superbly talented!”- Richard S. Blake, The Column
You won’t need any prompting to relish the over-the-top antics of White as Mark. Altar Boyz will make you want to seek divine guidance about how to stop laughing.”- Punch Shaw, Fort Worth Star Telegram

Urinetown (Texas State University)

Phillip Cole White is the menacing and manipulative Caldwell B. Cladwell, who due to the smart costume design evokes images of Batman’s Joker circa 1960. There’s nothing like a good villain, and it’s clear by his winks and wry smiles that WHITE DELIGHTS IN THE ROLE. He plays Cladwell as a cartoony, sneaky, evil tyrant whose appetite for money is rivaled only by his penchant for secretaries in miniskirts. VILLAINS ARE RARELY AS ENTERTAINING AS THIS.” – Jeff Davis, BroadwayWorld.com

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Onstage in Bedford)

WHITE TAKES THE TITLE OF SHOW-STEALER with his humorous portrayal of the begrudged Mahoney. In a role typically played as a black character, the ironically named White fills the role as more of a emo-punkish juvenile delinquent type. Any number of reasons could have contributed to the director’s choice to go against demographic casting. On the simplest level, it may have been a dearth of black auditioners. But, more likely it was the complexity White gave the character. Starting as a reluctant multiple offender, Mahoney eventually finds gratification in his role and truly surrenders himself to the dejected spellers and the audience.” – Kris Noteboom, TheaterJones
Phillip Cole White, in full Goth mode, conceives a perpetual sight gag as the comfort counselor (working off his community service) who bequeaths each contestant a hug and juice box when they are eliminated from the bee.” – Doug Dodasovich, EDGE
MR. WHITE MAKES A STRONG IMPRESSION AS MAHONEY, The Official Comfort Counselor, who hands out juice boxes to contestants who misspell their words. He also takes a hilarious 180 degree turn as one of Logainne’s gay dads.” – Lyle Huchton, The Column

Kimberly Akimbo (Theatre Arlington)

THE STANDOUT IS PHILLIP COLE WHITE as Kimberly’s high school love interest, Jeff. His line deliveries as an overly perceptive teen-age boy are HYSTERICAL, like the best-written characters his age on any number of WB dramas.” – Mark Lowry, Fort Worth Star Telegram

A Christmas Carol (Dallas Theater Center)

The (Cratchit) children all chime in splendidly.” – Lawson Taitte, Dallas Morning News
The five child actors in the play are especially good…” - Martha Heimberg, The Turtle Creek News

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Theatre Arlington)

…battle scene with White is dramatic and well done.” – Amanda Rogers, Fort Worth Star Telegram

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Onstage in Bedford)

The highlight of the show for me was the Aggie dance number at the end of Act One. The lads performed with a special kind of exuberance, one you’d only find among a group of horny college boys about to go get laid. And no male chauvinist is director Chris Robinson–those boys give it all for the ladies in the house as generously as the Chicken Ranch girls give to the men.” – Gina Robertson, The Column