"An engaging, riveting piece of theater in this true story of two Texans of diverse backgrounds who are brought together to sing in, yes, Paris. Superb musical performances by the incomparable Lillias White and singer/songwriter/guitarist Scott Wakefield, with meaningful dialog between the songs. A spiritual, funny, profound entertainment."
"Just saw the show and was completely captivated by the talent of Lillias White who sang without instrumentation and acted so believably that I was mesmerized. DON'T MISS THIS BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE."
"I saw this Sunday with a bunch of friends and it's a terrific and moving show. Both actors are very good but Lillias White has the more demonstrative role and the better songs, really soars. She plays a pretty joyous woman having a great time and gets to sing lots of gospel. Scott Wakefield plays a taciturn, understated cowboy who sings, well, cowboy songs, and while he is very, very good in the role, the character of John just can't compete with the character of Osceola. As far as I an tell there's no amplification used in this intimate theater making it an even more theatrically satisfying experience."
"Texas in Paris tackles a difficult subject in a personal, not political way, and by doing so make it accessible and understandable. The music and performances touch us with bald-faced honesty."
"Wonderful performances by Lillias White and Scott Wakefield in this thought-provoking "serious" play/ musical. Alan Govenar's scenario brings alive the racially divided Texas of the 1950s and how artists performing in Paris find the way to transcend their upbringing. It's all the more pertinent today. Texas in Paris at the York Theatre, St. Peter's Church shows why 'off Broadway' is so vital."
"Excellent performances by the divine Lillias White and the wonderful Scott Wakefield round out Alan Govenar's insightful story based on the lives of Texans Osceola Mays and John Burris and their joint performance in Paris over several weeks in 1989. This play is perfectly timed in light of the current state of racial unrest in America, and serves as a quiet meditation and blessed reminder that underneath it all, we're all the same."
"Saw this show in previews and loved it so much I bought another ticket to see it during the regular run. Every bit as good the second time and I will go back before the run is over. Toe tapping, hand clapping sing along music that had the audience standing and applauding AND it was topped by a beautifully written, wonderfully directed, perfectly acted performance BOTH TIMES. A not to miss."
"It's a humble show, but it really works. The characters are so endearing, the music so good, and when they play together it's hard to stay seated."