‘Game of Thrones’ parody show ‘Musical Thrones’ coming, like a much-hyped winter, to Playhouse Square

“Game of Thrones” nuts like me have to wait until April for the eighth and final season of of the megahit HBO series.

What’s the big deal?

Perhaps I wasn’t clear.

I’m talking about APRIL … OF 2019. That’s when the show is coming back, taking this whole year off like some lazy college student.


Emilia Clarke is shown as Daenerys Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons — man, her business card must be INSANE — in an episode from last year’s seventh season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” (HBO photos)

What can we do until then, aside from rewatch the series obsessively to try to figure out how it will all end for Dany, Jon, Tyrion, Jaime, Cersei, Arya, Bran, Sansa and others? Well, those of us in Northeast Ohio can have a little fun with the show’s mythology when “Musical Thrones, A Parody of Ice and Fire!” runs for two nights, Feb. 21 and 22, at Playhouse Square’s Ohio Theatre in Cleveland.

A news release from Playhouse Square promises a “fantasy fix” from a 90-minute show that “leaves no joke unturned” and boasts five actors and even one dragon. (Note to self: Bring fire-retardant clothes.)

“Composed by the hysterical madmen behind the long-running ‘Silence! The Musical,’ Jon and Al Kaplan, ‘Musical Thrones: A Parody of Fire and Ice’ brings its most beloved and be-hated characters from the ‘Game of Thrones’ series,” the release states. “Sing and dance along with Daenerys and her dragons, Joffrey and the jolly members of the Lannister and Stark families in this love letter to fans.”

Get more info on the production at its official site and more on the Cleveland performances of it at Playhouse Square’s.

It is said that when you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. Hopefully with this show, we’ll mostly just chuckle.

You never know, though. Valar morghulis.

Mark Meszoros, who is sticking with his theory that Daenerys will be the show’s ultimate villain and that Jon will have to take power from her, for the good of the realm — despite mounting evidence he is incorrect about this. Follow him on Twitter @MarkMeszoros.

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