Duck Dynasty family members are bringing their story to life onstage for the first time with TheDuck Commander Musical.
Based on the best-selling book The Duck Commander Family by Willie and Korie Robertson, the show will make its world premiere at the Crown Theatre inside of the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in April 2015.
TheDuck 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.
While the true-to-life, rags-to-riches story behind A&E’s 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.
Featuring a contemporary score that blends country, rock, gospel, and pop and a multimedia set delivering backwoods authenticity through cutting-edge technology, The Duck Commander Musical will leave audiences humming the tunes, shedding a tear, and laughing at the hijinx of one family in pursuit of the American dream.
In a recent interview with Fox News, Duck Dynasty’s Miss Kay Robertson opened up about her husband Phil’s pre-fame battle with alcoholism and revealed why she stayed with him after he admitted to adultery.
Miss Kay, who married Phil Robertson when she was just 16 years old, said: “The worst advice I ever got was when they told me to leave him.”
Miss Kay has been married to Phil Robertson since she was just 16 years old
“I attribute a lot of [sticking with Phil] to my grandma. She was such a stickler for staying with your marriage. She always used to say, <<You have to fight for your marriage>>.”
Miss Kay Robertson, now 63, added: “Of course I was someone that never believed I would have to do that because I read way too many books that ended with, <<And they lived happily ever after>>…When I say, <<I love you>>, it’s for life. If we would not have stayed together I would have known in my heart that I had done everything I could possibly do to make that marriage work.”
During Phil Robertson’s bout with alcoholism, Miss Kay said she reassured the couple’s children, Alan, Jase, Willie, and Jep, that their father was at heart a good man who deserved forgiveness.
“I told my kids, <<Your dad is a good man. He has a good heart but right now the he’s letting the devil control him and that’s who we should hate – the devil and not Phil. We’ll pray and pray that the devil will leave him but he has to make the choice to do that,” Miss Kay Robertson recalled.
“I knew that from the Bible, and eventually he did make the right choice. I think that’s why my heart and my kids were easy to forgive too.”
A limited number of VIP tickets available at www.denneyforidaho.com. VIP tickets are $500 per person and will feature a meet & greet and photo opportunity with the Robertsons as well as Hors d’oeuvres prior to the main evening event.
03/29/2014 – 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Idaho Center Arena 16200 N Idaho Center Blvd, Nampa, ID 83687
Six stars of Duck Dynasty show were out on the town in Charleston, West Virginia, Saturday night for the Dare to be a Duck event to help raise money for a youth-led ministry program.
Si Robertson, Miss Kay Robertson, Korie Robertson, Alan Robertson, Sadie Robertson, John Luke Robertson and special guest Chrys Howard, the mother of Korie and grandmother of Sadie and John Luke, and her husband Alan featured the event.
The night was sponsored by Youth Commission ministries.
Six stars of Duck Dynasty show were in Charleston for the Dare to be a Duck event to help raise money for a youth-led ministry program
“We have students who love the Lord and are trying to make a difference in their homes, trying to make a difference in the community, and also on their school campus,” said YCI’s President and CEO Dennis Williams.
The club encourages kids to take a stand for their beliefs, just like the famous and quirky family they watch every week. Dennis Williams hopes to get more kids involved and let them know that they’re not alone.
The crowd welcomed Duck Dynasty stars with open arms, and couldn’t wait to meet in person the popular personalities of the hit show.
Duck Dynasty’s Phil and Miss Kay Robertson bought 21.5 acres of riverfront property in a show of commitment to their Louisiana roots.
Phil Robertson, 67, and Miss Kay, 63, purchased the land on the Ouachita River, Louisiana, before the Duck Dynasty patriarch’s suspension from the reality show by A&E following his anti-gay comments made in GQ magazine.
Phil and Miss Kay Robertson bought 21.5 acres of riverfront property in a show of commitment to their Louisiana roots
According to RadarOnline, the deed for the property said Phil Robertson and his wife paid $50,000 on July 17, 2013, for the plot of land.
Phil and Miss Kay Robertson have been living in a modest home in the backwoods of West Monroe, Louisiana, for years.
In Duck Dynasty’s upcoming hour-long Christmas special, airing on A&E on December 11 at 10 p.m. ET, Phil Robertson takes Miss Kay and Jessica for a hunting trip to catch a hog for the family’s Christmas dinner.
Phil Robertson takes Miss Kay and Jessica for a hunting trip to catch a hog for the family’s Christmas dinner
However, the family patriarch immediately regrets that decision.
Duck Dynasty Christmas special will also include the Robertson gang performing a live nativity play in their church. Fortunately, they’ve got the beards to play Joseph and the three wise men.
Miss Kay Robertson presents a Thanksgiving special: Aunt Judy’s Cranberry Salad.
Aunt Judy was Phil Robertson’s older sister. She loved to cook and used it as a way to relax. Aunt Judy was an administrative nurse and passed away in 2006.
Ingredients (8-10 servings):
1 bag (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries (3 cups) rinsed and dried
1 cup sugar
1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 container (16 ounces) whipped topping
1 cup chopped pecans
In a food processor, pulse de cranberries and sugar together until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a container with a cover and refrigerate overnight. If you don’t have a food processor, use a mallet or fork to crush the cranberries.
The next morning, put the cranberries in a colander and drain off the juice. Transfer the cranberries to a large mixing or serving bowl and add the pineapple, marshmallows, whipped topping, and pecans and mix well.
3 – large eggs, beaten 3/4 – cup granulated sugar 4 – tablespoons butter, softened 1/2 – teaspoon salt 1 – teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 – cup light corn syrup 1/2 – cup honey 1 1/2 – cups chopped pecans 1 – 9 inch store bought deep dish pie crust, unbaked
Miss Kay Robertson shares Thanksgiving recipes from Duck Commander kitchen
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Beat the eggs with an electric mixer until fluffy (about 8 minutes).
In a separate large mixing bowl stir together the sugar, salt, butter, vanilla and syrups. Gently fold in the eggs. Gently fold in the pecans.
Pour filling into the pie crust. Bake for 40-50 minutes , until the filling is almost set (You still want the filling to jiggle just a bit in the center) because the pie will continue to set up as it cools.
Let pie cool completely before cutting. Pecan Pies are best made the morning of or a day before you want to serve them (to give them time to set up completely).
Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson admitted that his bad behavior once put in jeopardy his 47-year marriage to his wife, Miss Kay.
Phil Robertson, 67, revealed in a recent interview with Extra how a love note inevitably helped sustain their wedded bliss.
He detailed some of the steps he took to get the couple’s relationship back on track during its tainted years. After finding God, Phil Robertson said his worldview and marriage dramatically changed. But he also spoke about how a short note he once wrote played a big role in helping maintain his now-strong relationship with Miss Kay.
Phil Robertson admitted that his bad behavior once put in jeopardy his 47-year marriage to Miss Kay
Phil Robertson told Extra’s Maria Menounos that the note originated long ago when his wife asked him if he loved her.
“I said yes and she said, <<Write it down>>. So I scribbled, <<Miss Kay, I love you. I always have and I always will>>,” he explained.
That note is still taped over the couple’s headboard, serving as a daily reminder to them both.
So, despite their on-screen love, like any married couple, Phil and Miss Kay Robertson have had their share of fights and problems.
Along the way, they hit some speed bumps.
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“He had about 10 hard years,” Miss Kay Robertson told Maria Menounos of the troubles they experienced.
“He didn’t act nice like he does now, especially when he was drinking. He was real selfish and didn’t want to be responsible.”
Phil Robertson chimed in an added that his behavior came at a time “when there was no Jesus” in his life.
“I was following the ways of the world. I was raised in the ’60s,” he said.
The latest episode of Duck Dynasty showed Phil and Miss Kay Robertson being worried about their mortality after a visit to the doctor.
Phil and Miss Kay Robertson went to visit their son Willie to share their concerns.
“Well, simply put,” Phil Robertson told Willie.
“We’re dying,” finished Miss Kay.
“You’re both dying?” asked a confused Willie.
After a visit to the doctor, Phil and Miss Kay Robertson were worried about their mortality
“Miss Kay and I are healthy as we can be, as far as I know,” explained Phil.
“If you made it 65 years, you’re like, way ahead of the game, but we will go.”
“So, no one’s dying, right?” clarified Willie Robertson.
“Well, not at the moment,” admitted Miss Kay.
“We just want to make sure that what we leave behind is in order,” said Phil Robertson.
“Is this about your will?” asked Willie.
“Who gets what, you know, so you don’t fight,” answered the Duck Dynasty patriarch.
“So, I’m saying let’s go down there, look at the property lines, get it all divided up.”
“Today?” the Duck Commander CEO asked.
“Today,” said his father Phil, firmly.
Phil and Willie leave the office to tour the massive Robertson compound, where Willie learns that instead of getting the house (like Alan), or the land next to the river (like Jase) or the land next to the lake (like Jep), he ends up with the property that soon will have a pipeline running through it.
Miss Kay Robertson’s tea is a smash hit on A&E’s hit show Duck Dynasty.
It seems every scene in the show someone is enjoying a tall fresh glass of this famous sweet tea.
Here is a traditional sweet tea recipe from the South, where the Duck Dynasty clan lives
Miss Kay Robertson’s tea is a smash hit on A&E’s hit show Duck Dynasty
How to make sweet tea like on Duck Dynasty
Simply boil the tea bags in water over the stove to extract the tea’s flavors. Once boiled and still warm you add granulated sugar and cold water to taste. This explains how Miss Kay Robertson can have an abundance of this enticing sweet tea at all times.
This recipe is extremely popular in the Southern states, brewed up for generations to cool off during a hot summer’s day.
Miss Kay’s tea recipe is no doubt a classic, a little piece of history passed through the ages, making it such a huge hit in the Robertson family. While this iced tea recipe may be a classic, it can be healthy.
A healthy alternative to granulated sugar is some organic honey or xylitol. Remember to slice some citrus fruits to add to the pitcher of sweet tea as well, this will enhance the effect of tea’s natural antioxidant properties.
So you may not be able to have Miss Kay’s exact secret tea recipe, but you can make your own iced tea with the same down home feel.
You can also infuse your iced tea with mint, fruit, your favorite herbs or even spike your pitcher with gin or vodka for that summer party drink.
Duck Dynasty Season 4 will premiere on A & E TV Wednesday, August 14.
Here is a list of ten fun facts you didn’t know about Phil, Miss Kay, Uncle Si, Jase, Willie, Jep Robertson and their wives:
1. Jase, Willie and Jep actually have a fourth brother, Alan. Alan Robertson is the oldest of the bunch, and he will make a special appearance in the upcoming fourth season of the show.
2. Miss Kay’s favorite meal to make is fried frogs, and apparently there are two ways to cook them. Jase Robertson recommends soaking them in lemon juice first, and Miss Kay says you can fry them or sauté them in butter to make them extra delicious.
3. Phil Robertson recently ran into his old football friend, Terry Bradshaw, at the airport. When the two men attended Louisiana Tech University, Phil Robertson played first string quarterback ahead of Terry Bradshaw.
Duck Dynasty Season 4 will premiere on A & E TV Wednesday, August 14
4. Contrary to popular belief, the tea Uncle Si Robertson always drinks is unsweetened.
5. The Duck Dynasty clan appeared in Darius Rucker’s Wagon Wheel music video, a remake of the popular Old Crow Medicine Show song.
6. Jase, Willie and Jep Robertson’s wives actually do love their husband’s beards, and prefer them to the “preppy look” the men used to have.
7. In addition to his huge truck seen on the show, Willie Robertson drives a camouflage BMW.
8. Miss Kay Robertson isn’t the only “Miss” of the family. Everyone calls the women of the show by their first names, and adds “Miss” at the beginning. It’s the proper Southern thing to do.
9. The Duck Commander warehouse actually has a store in it. People travel from all over to see the Robertsons, and sometimes hundreds of people are lined up outside at a time. The family claims to know which state is having Spring Break based on all the license plates in the parking lot.
10. Uncle Si Robertson’s favorite way to eat dove is with cream cheese, jalapenos and wrapped in bacon.