Ever since the reality TV show Duck Dynasty hit the airwaves, the conservative, Bible-thumping Louisiana family that stars in it has been making fistfuls of money. So it wasn’t entirely surprising to learn that a musical, Duck Commander: The Musical, about the Robertson dynasty, was being produced. Granted, it wasn’t staged on Broadway. But the stage at The Rio in Las Vegas ain’t too shabby.
Even through Duck Commander: The Musical was brought to life by the talented Jeff Calhoun (Newsies), the show closed in one month. News of the flop hit Page 1 of The New York Times. Veteran producer Emanuel Azenberg described it as “pretty disgusting.” A special about the making of the musical, Duck Commander: The Musical Special, will air on June 17 at 9pm on A&E, home of Duck Dynasty.