“Game of Thrones: The Musical – A Song Of Nice Satire” is coming to San Diego for eight shows during Comic Con 2017.
Comedy musical parody of HBO’s Game of Thrones is doing a series of 8 shows in San Diego to coincide with the 2017 Comic Con. The shows will be taking place at the 10th Avenue Arts Center in the heart of the Gaslamp District from Thursday, July 20th to Sunday, July 23rd.
The musical has already had its fair share of success when it debuted back in February 2017 at the Macha Theater in West Hollywood. Getting positive reviews from outlets like Nerd Reactor and FilmSchoolRejects, the musical features 12 original songs that are bound to give GOT fans a great experience during the days of the con.
Still, need more reasons to attend the show? 5% of all ticket sales will be donated to support The Wayne Foundation, a charity committed to spreading awareness of CSEC (Commercial Sex Exploitation of Children) and DMST (Domestic Minor Sexual Trafficking) occurring within the United States.
We talked to producer Steven Christopher Parker on what makes this musical special, and what can attendees expect from the San Diego shows.
Q: The response from fans and attendees of the musical has been incredible so far. What are the things that you’re enjoying the most in comparison to your previous musicals?
A: Unlike our previous show “Lost: The Musical” which had been off the air for three years, Game of Thrones is still airing, and the hype and passion for the show are at a fever pitch. We love when audience members come to our show dressed as their favorite characters and share all their theories and trivia about the show. The fandom is fantastic, and we have a such a great time facilitating more of that with GoT fans.
Q: How did you go about adding elements of parody and comedy into such a dark, gritty series?
A: I always find the darker the source material, the riper it is for parody. Violence, sex, and murder translates pretty well when you put a comedy spin on it. We took things like Cersei’s wine addiction or Jon Snow’s lack of love from his family and turned it into running jokes within our show. We have an entire number dedicated to the fact that they’ll never kill off Peter Dinklage. He’s got two Emmys after all! Plus throw in some tap dancing dire wolves, a crazy sex-filled Dothraki wedding and audiences will be clapping with both hands… provided they still have both hands.
Q: Game of Thrones: The Musical follows the first season of the show. What are some of the additions that might be of interest to fans of the franchise (besides the music)?
A: Even though the storyline covers the first season, we have lots of jokes and references to everything that has happened throughout six seasons. Plus it’s great to revisit characters from the earlier seasons that have perished by the hand of George R.R. Martin. Also, this musical is great for people that want to get into GoT that may be overwhelmed by how many characters and plot points they have to learn off the bat. Our show is a great introductory course to learn the ins and outs of Westeros.
Q: Game of Thrones is always huge in Comic-Con. Do you have any special plans for your shows in San Diego? Are there any other things you’re particularly excited about during the con?
A: We’ve got a lot of wonderful plans while we’re at the Con. We’ve partnered with Team Epic Cosplay and will be doing select songs from the musical with them on a Game of Thrones themed boat party on Saturday night. We’ve also teamed up with the GoT Charity Pub Crawl which will be happening on Friday, and we’re going to be inside the Con at the Golden Apple Comics booth #1806. Visit us at our booth to get tickets, and meet the cast! Also, we are proud supporters of Kevin Smith’s charity The Wayne Foundation with 5% of all sales going to aide in the fight against sex trafficking.