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Lucky Guy

Book, Music and Lyrics by Willard Beckham

Little Shubert Theatre; First Preview: April 29, 2011; Opening Night: May 19, 2011; Closed May 29, 2011; 23 previews, 14 performances


LUCKY GUY tells the tale of a singing cowboy in Nashville who wins a song contest and the chance to become a star! The fun begins when the Queen of Country Music, who lives in a 28 room trailer, schemes to steal his prize winning song.

Welcome to Nashville, a town full of colourful characters all chasing after the very same dream: a smash hit record. To beat the odds and strike gold (or, better yet, platinum), it takes one great song, serious talent, or lots of luck — and preferably all three.

Featuring an array of musical styles with salutes to Country, Broadway, Vaudeville, Bluegrass, Pop, and even Hawaiian, Lucky Guy weaves a tale of down-home dreamers and low-down schemers all willing to do whatever it takes to come out on top in the cut-throat world of Music City, USA.


The story takes place in Music City, U.S.A.-- back in the day when the only thing bigger than the hits were the hairdos. That’s where our hero meets the lovable cast of characters in this colourful retro fantasy world featuring a tribe of tap dancing Indians, a choir of heavenly angels and wigs that magically sing.

LUCKY GUY is a fresh, new and totally original musical comedy guaranteed to delight the whole family.

It has a fast and funny plot that will have you roaring with laughter and a memorable score filled with songs you’ll be humming long after you leave the theatre.

The real heart and soul of the show, however, is the moral of the story: it’s not what you have in life it’s who you have to share it with that makes you a lucky guy.

Musical Numbers

  1. Overture
  2. Nashville - Buckaroos
  3. I’m Doin’ Hair Today - Chicky
  4. Osage County Line - Billy Ray and Buckaroos
  5. Lucky Guy - Billy Ray
  6. Folks Makin’ Money - G.C., Wanda, Chicky and Billy Ray
  7. Blue Jean Blues - Jeannie and Buckaroos
  8. Queen of Country Music - Jeannie and Buckaroos
  9. Queen of Country Music (Reprise) - Jeannie
  10. Needle in a Haystack - Wanda and Billy Ray
  11. Do What You Can Do - Billy Ray, Buckaroos, Wanda, Chicky and G.C.
  12. Nashville (Reprise) - Buckaroos
  13. Maybe Girl - Jeannie and Buckaroos
  14. Nashville (Reprise) - Buckaroos
  15. Yo A Little Lady - Billy Ray and Buckaroos
  16. Find Him and Bring Him Home - Chicky and Wanda
  17. Big Al - Big Al and Buckaroos
  18. Make Up His Mind - Jeannie and Wanda
  19. Remembering You - Billy Ray and Jeannie
  20. Chicky - G.C. and Chicky
  21. Trailer Park Romance - Jeannie
  22. My Lucky Guy - Wanda
  23. Big Al (Reprise) - Big Al
  24. The Big Finale - Company
  25. Bows
  26. Exit Music


PRINCIPALS: 3 Woman; 3 Men


ENSEMBLE: An ensemble may be added.


  • Big Al Wright
  • Miss Jeannie Jeannine
  • Billy Ray Jackson
  • Chicky Lay
  • G.C. Wright
  • Wanda Clark
  • Buckaroos (4 guys)

Scenes and Settings

LUCKY GUY takes place in Nashville, Tennessee circa 1969 in the following locations:

Wright Track Records
Grand Ole Opry Stage
Jeannie’s Dressing Room
Jeannie’s Palatial Home
Main Street Nashville
Backstage at the Opry
Big Al’s Cavalcade of Cars