Texas in Paris is the musical journey, based on true events, of two singers, a man and a womanone white, one blackinvited to France to perform in a concert series. 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 onstage performance and their lives. Texas in Paris is a metaphor for the dilemma of race that is currently dividing our nation, focusing on two people from the heartland who, like most Americans, want to avoid talking about racism as an issue. But once in Paris, a dialogue emerges that could never have happened in their isolated worlds in the United States. The musicspirituals, cowboy songs and country hymnsis a songbook of American lifeeveryday songs, lost and found, black and white, remembered and discovered as new. A DVD with video projections and sound design is available and recommended. Also available, DVD with only video projections and CD with only sound design.
NotesFor educational resources, go to texasinparis.com.
- Type of Show Musical
- Product Code TU9000
- Cast Size 2
- Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
- Cost $9.95
- Approx. Run Time 80 min
- Target Audience High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Touring Group
- Genre Drama
- ISBN(13) 9781619590588
Media Reviews"A kind of adventure for an unworldly odd couple of outsider musicians." -The New York Times
"A lesson in the simplicity of storytelling." -www.broadwayblack.com
"A little known story. … A dialogue about race, justice, and class in America." -The Huffington Post
"A more unlikely pair you will never meet but … that brings them together." -The Huffington Post
"A touching journey of discovery and growing friendship of two people who would never even have talked, much less met, on their home turf." -www.theaterscene.net
"An engrossing and subtle play about race relations and the misunderstandings that separate people." -www.theaterscene.net
"An unpretentious presentation of a musical play based on true events and real people. … Moving, heartwarming entertainment." -www.wolfentertainmentguide.com
"As much about race relations in America as it is about the spirituals and cowboy songs that run through it." -The New York Times
"Based on true events. … A heartwarming production." -www.theatermania.com
"Culture clashes rarely get more unusual than they do in Texas in Paris." -Talkin' Broadway
"Quietly charming … spirit-stirring." -Talkin' Broadway
"Entertains and tells a story without lecturing … an uplifting show … a joy to experience." -www.litrony.com
"Filled with music and well-crafted moments that will make you laugh a good laugh at one moment and shed a good tear the next." -www.broadwayblack.com
"Simple, sweet story. … Well worth seeing." -www.theaterscene.net
"This gem of a musical evening is a rare treat." -The New York Times
"Wonderfully warm two-person musical play." -www.manhattandigest.com
"You may find yourself leaving [the theatre] ready to talk to someone on the ride home … someone you've never thought of talking to before … and that's a good thing … a real good thing." -www.broadwayblack.com
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