Last month, Duck Dynasty’s Robertson family were overjoyed when a musical based on their lives entitled The Duck Commander Musical opened in Las Vegas. They have been gushing for weeks now about how proud they are of the show, but over the weekend, the musical got some devastating news.
According to The Huffington Post, the musical will close on May 17, much earlier than it was originally set to. This news comes after it was revealed that the musical had been selling less than 100 tickets per show at the Rio Hotel.
Despite this news, those behind the show are hopeful that the musical will find life on a stage somewhere else in the country.
“The production is thrilled to have had the opportunity to develop the Duck Commander Musical at the Rio,” the show’s producers said in a statement. “Much has been learned from this limited engagement, and from the great support from everyone who has come to see this first staging of this completely new musical. Duck Commander will now consider several possible opportunities for the next stage in the life of the show, including extended sit-down engagements in interested cities, as well as a national tour.”
“Like most new musicals out of town, what we learned will be invaluable as the producers evaluate the many possibilities for our next incarnation,” director Jeff Calhoun added to the New York Times.
The closing comes just weeks after the musical was slammed by liberal critics for it’s strong Christian message. Considering the fact that the villains in the show are “PC, golf-playing, good ole liberal yuppies,” the musical was doomed in a liberal location like Vegas. We’re hopeful that this is not the end for the musical, and that it will find life in a more accepting part of the country.