BORN LUCKY is a high-energy, family musical comedy, based on the collected writings of A. Lawrence Vaincourt. Best known for the internationally-acclaimed poem JUST A COMMON SOLDIER (A Soldier Died Today), Larry is an award-winning writer who has published hundreds of newspaper columns and numerous books.
His son, Randy Vancourt, is an award-winning composer, writer and performer. In 1996 he began poring over thousands of pages of his father's work, gradually piecing together the show that would eventually become BORN LUCKY.
Performed by three multitalented singer/musician/actors, the show met with immediate success. Reviews were ecstatic. The story revolves around a small farming community that decides to stage a World's Fair. By turns hilarious and heartwarming, one critic wrote:
“BORN LUCKY is a charming country-tinged musical that's high on whimsy. How many other shows manage to mention farming, horses, the Second World War and outhouses (at least twice), while making you laugh and tap your toes?”