Texas in Paris

JANUARY 27 - MARCH 1, 2015

Based on true events, Texas in Paris is the musical journey of a man and a woman — one white, one black – invited to France to perform at the Maison des Cultures du Monde. They have never met, have no professional singing experience, and face the challenge of working together and co-existing in an unfamiliar world. Apprehensive of each other, they struggle with preconceptions but forge a surprising spiritual bond that transforms their on-stage performance and their lives.

“Lillias White and Scott Wakefield make an ideal team: He warms up the room and she brings down the house."
-Lighting and Sound America
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"A musical play that is as much about race relations in America as it is about the spirituals and cowboy songs that run through it…The actors’ performances are beautifully calibrated; [their] energy and skill IRRESISTIBLE.”
-The New York Times
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“Affecting!  White and Wakefield quietly create a chemistry onstage that’s as simple and SATISFYING AS MELTED BUTTER ON GRITS. Playwright Alan Govenar examines what can happen when two people from different worlds get out of their hometown comfort zones and beging to talk—and sing—with each other….Director Akin Babatunde skillfully uses subtle cues to show the evolution of their relationship.”
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White and Wakefield are a joy to see and hear.”
-Wolf Entertainment
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Texas in Paris is HONEST STUFF…When they take the stage to sing rousing gospel numbers or bouncy country & western ballads, White and Wakefield harmonize sweetly.”
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“FASCINATING. Big performances and an even bigger heart… A touching journey of discovery and growing friendship. KUDOS TO THE YORK!"
-Theatre Scene
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"This gem of a musical evening is a rare treat."
-Huffington Post
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“Zips by in eighty minutes…For an evening of folksy, friendly Americana you should take the advice of one of the songs and ‘GIT ALONG LITTLE DOGIES' TO THE YORK."
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“CHARMING!…Wakefield and White have a RUGGED CHEMISTRY that smoothly drives the gentle evening.”
-Talkin’ Broadway
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