'Duck Dynasty' musical is coming to Las Vegas

'Duck Dynasty' Family Making a Vegas Musical About Their Lives
'Duck Dynasty' Family Making a Vegas Musical About Their Lives

From controversial to...musical? The Robertson family is getting a stage show. A big one. In Las Vegas.

The news is coming from The New York Times, which says the 90-minute show will cover the family's "rags-to-riches" story. The family is heavily involved, approving the script and casting.

The show will feature video of the real Robertsons, along with 14 songs that mix "country, blues and show tunes. The likely opening number is 'Faith, Food, and Family.'"

Mounting an original musical is no easy task, and the show hopes to open in February. But live theater is experiencing a resurgence right now. A "Hunger Games" musical was recently announced.

And NBC saw success with its live airing of "The Sound of Music," and is looking for the same with "Peter Pan."

The Robertsons already have a built-in fan base of millions, so the hope is some of those millions will head to Vegas.

But the show has seen a decline in viewership...

Especially after family patriarch Phil Robertson's controversial comments about gay people.

And as the Times pointed out, his presence in the theater community has ruffled the feathers of many in that community who are "liberal, gay, or both."

But the show has experienced producers and a venue - the Rio hotel and casino. The producers said those controversial comments will actually be addressed in the show. So, looks like it's from the swamp to the strip for the Robertsons.

You can get more on the musical at The New York Times' website.

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