Duck Dynasty will soon become a musical in one Las Vegas theater. There will be music and beards and even some dancing as thespians tell the story of the Robertson family--the folks behind Duck Dynasty--the popular show on A&E. The 90-minute show will tell the story of patriarch Phil Robertson and the rags-to-riches tale of the entire family via their Duck Commander business.
Based on the book by Willie Robertson and wife Corie--The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty--the Duck Dynasty musical will be performed at the Rio Hotel and Casino starting on April 15th.
Surprisingly, this musical wasn't put together by a bunch of rinky dink amateurs. In fact, music executive Tommy Mottola and Michael David, producer of Jersey Boys, serve as producers for this Duck Dynasty show.
"From the moment we began discussing the idea for this production we knew we had something special on our hands. The Robertson family story is both unique and captivating, and will provide great family entertainment and appeal to a wide spectrum of audience," Tommy Mottola said in a statement about the upcoming musical.
Willie Robertson says the musical is about 'redemption.'
Unlikely new musical tells 'Duck Dynasty' family's tale - CBS46 News http://t.co/hXbv6ndRCF
— CBS46 (@cbs46) February 11, 2015
"When we first heard, like the first four songs they played for us, I mean Willie and I cried, like we boohooed like babies," Corie Robertson said.
"I had something in my eye," Willie Robertson replied. "I wasn't crying."
If you're headed to Las Vegas, you'll no doubt want to contact the Rio and purchase your tickets for the Duck Dynasty musical in advance. Despite the criticism and the hokey men wearing camouflage and long, scraggly beards, there are lots of people who love the Robertson family. It will be interesting to see if the shows sell out.
Here's an interesting aside about this Duck Dynasty musical. Some media outlets are reporting that most of the roles in the show will be played by gay men. How do you suppose Phil Robertson feels about that?
"Duck Dynasty" musical will be staged by gay men despite reality star’s homophobic comments, according to a source. http://t.co/sJPphrVjdy
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 15, 2015
A ticket to this Duck Dynasty musical will set you back between $49 and $125. There is a Facebook page set up to promote the show.
Does a musical based on Duck Dynasty sound like a show you'd enjoy attending?