Love Stories/Love Songs

The February, 2022 show Love Stories/Love Songs featured live performances of some of the greatest love, longing, and heartbreak songs of all time as characters tracing the steps of four different couples at four different stages of their relationships.

The romantic-at-heart Alex and the unlucky-at-love Jamie don’t seem like the most obvious couple, but when they meet it is love at first sight, and we trace the steps of their romance from the first date to moving in together and all the way to a proposal.  But will they make it to the altar?

When we first meet the guarded Nicky and the earnestly emotional Taylor they are breaking up, but as they negotiate the process of going from exes to friends, could there be a chance at love blooming again?

The adventurous Spencer and cautious Jordan are best friends who have always supported each other through the various relationships they’ve seen come and go.  But something is changing and what had been a friendship might be developing into something more.  Can these two people who are perfect for each other admit how they really feel?

Charlie and Quinn have been together for years and undoubtedly love one another, but is that always enough to make a relationship last?  As the two try to figure out how, or even if, they’re going to move forward together, life throws them some surprising curve balls that make them reexamine what’s important and what’s not.

Along the way, we heard the inner thoughts of each of these characters as they sing some of the best songs about love, longing, and loss that have ever been written including “When I Fall in Love” by Nat King Cole (1952); “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele (2008); “All of Me” by John Legend (2013); “At Last” by Etta James (1961); “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt (1991); “The Way You Look Tonight” by Tony Bennett (1958); “It Had To Be You” by Harry Connick Jr. (1989); and more.

The show featured Richie Cook, Hannah Dodson, Daniel J. Hilton, Kevin Hincapie, Brandon Kaufman, Gwen Leahy, Taylor Mercier, and Dani Vazquez.  It was directed by Travis H. Coles and produced and written by Rick Garman.