If you’re just now asking yourself “There was a Duck Dynasty musical?”, rest easy, because you’re not alone. The show–appropriately titled The Duck Commander Musical–is set to close on May 17, though it only debuted on April 15. Playbill, the source for musical theater inside information, did not give a specific reason for the early closure. The show was originally set to run though at least June 30.
In case you will be in Las Vegas over the next couple of weeks, and are so inclined, the show is running at the Crown Theater in the Rio Hotel and Casino. According to the show’s website, you can expect to see the following:
[The] 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….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.
If that doesn’t sell you, perhaps this preview will:
Duck Dynasty has faced a serious decline in ratings over each of its last three seasons. The show’s fourth season, in the summer of 2013, averaged about ten million viewers per episode. The just-concluded seventh season, by contrast, averaged roughly two million.
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