MUSICAL THRONES: A PARODY of Ice & Fire Coming to the High Point Theatre Jan. 18
Characters, music and jokes combine for a quirky celebration of the Game of Thrones TV series
HIGH POINT THEATRE EVENT
High Point, NC — Fans of the most talked about show on television can now get their fantasy fix live on stage with the hilarious send-up MUSICAL THRONES: A Parody of Ice & Fire. Composed by brothers Jon and Al Kaplan, MUSICAL THRONES: A Parody of Ice & Fire brings the most beloved and be-hated characters to life as the audience journeys through all 6 seasons of the Emmy Award winning Game of Thrones series. Fun for the more mature audience, this “bloodthirsty musical theater comedy” will be performed live at the High Point Theatre, Thursday, January 18, at 7:30 PM.
MUSICAL THRONES: A Parody of Ice & Fire can perhaps best be described as a musical love letter to fans! Expect singing and dancing along with Daenerys and her dragons, Tyrion, Joffrey and all the jolly members of the Lannister and Stark families, as audience members are transported to Thrones’ magical locations (if you close your eyes). Seasoned performers promise to leave no joke unturned in serving up Thrones’ notorious violence, power struggles, manipulation and sex – plus worse yet – a ballad or two.
Creators Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan are noted composers, lyricists and writers, having studied concert composition and film music at USC before graduating in 1999 and 2000. In 2005, they created Silence! The Musical, a stage version of The Silence of the Lambs that has played in London, New York and Los Angeles, as well as the YouTube channel Legolambs, which features musicalizations of various Arnold Schwarzenegger movies such as Conan the Barbarian, Predator and Commando. Jon and Al also co-wrote and scored the film Zombeavers (2014), a film released in limited theaters in the U.S. and on VOD in 2015. In their spare time, the Kaplans have continued to pursue their first love of writing unstageable theater works, producing a series of viral video musicals on their Legolambs channel.
In addition to Silence!,Jon and Al have composed music for the NBC reality show Starting Over; a John Ford silent film entitled Just Pals, and a series of Walt Disney web advertisements. The Kaplans also wrote two seasons worth of Super Nintendo-style underscore for G4’s cartoon series Code Monkeys. In 2009, the brothers wrote comedy (not music) for the MTV Movie Awards, and arranged Andy Samberg’s “Lonely Island Medley,” which was performed by LeAnn Rimes, Chris Isaak and Forest Whitaker.
“We are very excited to introduce Musical Thrones, A Parody of Ice & Fire,” says High Point Theatre Director David Briggs. “This Game of Thrones spoof is sure to tickle the funny bone and change the way you view the TV series from now on.” Tickets are $40-$45, available at the box office by calling (336) 887-3001, online at www.highpointtheatre.com.
About High Point Theatre – Owned and operated by the City of High Point, the High Point Theatre is conveniently located within the International Home Furnishings Center at the corner of Commerce Avenue and Hamilton Street in High Point. The Theatre features an elegant 965-seat auditorium with continental style seating, three exhibition galleries for meetings, displays, and receptions, and free parking.