Texas in Paris

Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording

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Released in the United States by Everyday Songs
Details: Audio CD, 2017, 23 Tracks, 76mins, Produced by Alan Govenar, Recorded and Mixed by Nicholas Cavalieri at Blast Off Productions

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. This recording of the original Off-Broadway cast features Tony Award winner Lillias White and Scott Wakefield.

 

Reviews

“Giving a glorious, glamour-free performance in sensible shoes, Ms. White provides the emotional center of gravity for 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. Mr. Wakefield is restrained yet unflinching...”
~Laura Collins-Hughes, New York Times

“Lillias White and Scott Wakefield make an ideal team: He warms up the room and she brings down the house. Both are splendid, but this offers White fans a rare opportunity to experience her voice in unplugged, unfiltered fashion. And by the time both of them join in on ‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken,’ they have made believers of us all.”
~David Barbour, Lighting and Sound America

Texas in Paris is an uplifting show with dazzling performances by two actors with considerable talents. The entire production is a joy to experience. The actors present inspired performances that capture the unique personalities they portray. A rich and strong voice is required to fill the role of Osceola. [Lillias] White truly brings one to the stage. [Scott] Wakefield, also a talented singer, plays the perfect partner.”
~Kristine Mietzner, LitroNY