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als of television history, there hasnu2019t been anything quite like Game of Thrones. After six seasons, the epic mythological series has captivated audiences worldwide thanks to its massive scope, layered storylines and shocking twists u2013 all adding up to global fandom and critical praise. Perhaps itu2019s no surprise then that its stage show would exist on a similar plane.
The product of a partnership between HBO and concert producers Live Nation, the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience both complements the series and serves as a thank you for devoted fans while shining a spotlight on the showu2019s composer, Ramin Djawadi, and the lush score he created for the series. Stopping at Madison Square Garden while on a nationwide tour, the Concert Experience puts that score on full display thanks to a large orchestra, which hums along as clips from throughout the showu2019s six-year run play on monitors up above. Its famously extensive tales of love, war, heroism and tragedy, starring the showu2019s dozens of characters, are streamlined into a chronological montage of the showu2019s most important scenes and story points, giving avid Thrones watchers a refresher on the ups and downs of life in Westeros.
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Wisely knowing that the whole affair would lack that essential u201cwowu201d factor if it were simply an orchestral show, the producers sprinkled in as many eye candy elements that could fit on to the Gardenu2019s massive stage to transport audiences through sight and sound to the showu2019s fantastical world. At certain points, trees grow out of the stage that later literally shed their leaves (AKA confetti), a snowstorm hits with u201cflakesu201d overtaking the Garden, and smoke billows to represent the war-torn lives the Thrones characters have had to endure. In addition, a massive pyrotechnics rig shoots fire into the air during key moments, the reality of the flames unmistakable as the audience actually begins to feel the heat.”
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