The “Duck Commander Musical” is scheduled to close after only one month of performances.
“Duck Commander Musical,” a musical based on the A&E reality TV series, “Duck Dynasty,” has announced that they will be closing their doors at the Rio’s Crown Theater early due to low ticket sales.
Although the performance was supposed to show until June 30, the Duck Commander Musical will shut down on May 17 after typically selling less than 100 tickets per performance despite heavy discounting, as reported by the Las Vegas Sun. The broadway-style show had originally opened on April 8 at the Rio Hotel and Casino’s Crown Theater in Las Vegas.
The show, which was produced by The Dodgers, tells a story about the rise of the Robertson family and how they transitioned from managing a successful line of products to being stars of a hit reality TV show.
“Duck Commander Musical transports the Louisiana bayou to the Las Vegas stage in a captivating 90-minute show—seasoned with all the southern spirit and down-to-earth humor you expect from America’s most famous rednecks, the Robertson family,” its website states.
“But while the true-to-life, rags-to-riches story behind A&E’s mega hit Duck Dynasty will surely please its most loyal fans, audiences unfamiliar with the Robertsons will also find themselves charmed—and even moved—by this surprising tale of faith, food, and family.”
In an interview with FOX news, Willie Robertson stated that he was brought to tears while watching the production of how all of their tough decisions ultimately made them successful.
“It’s emotional at times,” Willie said. “I was crying watching it because you just think about if something were to happen differently, then none of this would have happened.”
Willie also claims that the musical is more revealing than the TV show and gives viewers a deeper look into the personal struggles that they each had to face, including the huge amounts of criticisms Phil Robertson faced after voicing his beliefs on homosexuality and slavery.
The show was definitely a risk for the Las Vegas crowd, but director Jeff Calhoun believes that it was a learning experience and will begin to explore new opportunities for the show.