The Robertson Family‘s unlikely rise to fame as reality television stars featured on A&E’s Duck Dynasty now includes a musical.
Duck Commander Musical opens tonight, Wednesday, April 15 in the Crown Theater at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
The musical is a tale of faith, food, family and the pursuit of the American dream based on the best-selling book The Duck Commander Family, written by Korie and her husband, Willie, CEO of the family’s Duck Commander empire. The 90-minute musical features an original score that fuses country, rock, gospel and pop, performed by a seven-piece band.
“Our theater agent had read the book and came to us with the idea,” Korie reflects. “We loved the concept because it’s an inspiring story of faith, love, and family– through the good times and the bad– and it’s something the entire family can see in Las Vegas.”
Tony Award-nominated director Jeff Calhoun directed and choreographed “Duck Commander Musical.” Asa Somers wrote the book and Steven Morris, Robert Morris and Joe Shane wrote the score. The cast includes Broadway veterans Mimi Bessette as Miss Kay, Ben Thompson as Willie, Tad Wilson as Phil and Russell Arden Koplin as Missy.
The Robertsons spent time working with the cast to make sure the experience is as authentic as possible for fans and newcomers alike.
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