The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience is currently touring the country, with composer Ramin Djawadi playing the show’s stirring score with the aid of a proper orchestra and choir. We reviewed it here, but felt like breaking down some of our favorite moments. If you go, and we think you should if you can, look out for these stunners.
Game of Thrones live in concert.
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“The Rains of Castamere”
The Game of Thrones score is stirring, but with a few exceptions, there aren’t many parts for vocalists. And when there are, it’s usually “ooh ahh ahhs,” as in “High Sparrow,” or scary hissing noises, as in “Son of the Harpy.”
That’s why it’s nice to hear a song with lyrics. Vocalist Stephanie “Stevvi” Alexander, who is traveling with the show, has a rich, throaty voice, and puts her own stamp on one of the show’s most recognizable songs. She’s a highlight throughout, really, even when she’s singing songs with no lyrics. She draws the eye and is a treat for the ears.
Also, when Alexander came out in a flesh-colored dress to sing the variation on “The Rains of Castamere” that plays during Cersei’s walk of shame, the audience started shouting, “Shame! Shame! Shame!” It was in good fun, and we encourage it.