Deep Love is a theatrical event for lovers of music and storytelling. The story and music were written by Ryan Hayes and Garrett Sherwood in 2010. From its grassroots beginnings in the Rocky Mountain West, Deep Love has become a major musical phenomenon, supported by an extremely dedicated and loyal fanbase.
Deep Love was a featured presentation of the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2015, and in 2016 was an invitee to the prestigious Johnny Mercer Writer's Colony at the Goodspeed Theatre in Connecticut, where the show was further developed with the help of some of the top musical theatre minds in the country.
Deep Love is a glimpse at life through the eyes of a young widow from a bygone era as she struggles to meet the demands of her deceased husband's undying love. Sweethearts turn into adversaries in pursuit of what they cannot live without.
About the Music
Deep Love is show without dialogue— a modern take on the opera— where the characters tell the story entirely through the veil of a rock & roll concert. A dynamic soundscape is created through blends of modern rock, blues, and folk music, specifically designed for each scenario and character. Audience members are encouraged to boisterously clap, shout, and root for their favorite character throughout the entire show.
Doomed by her namesake, Constance is trapped in a world where she is not permitted to change. And so she suffers as she gives up that which would make her happy all for the sake of love.
Old Bones is the ghost of Constance's first love. Although she cannot see him, his love is strong enough to keep him by her side. He is tender, yet strong as he offers protection to Constance in exchange for her faithfulness to their earthly vows.
In the eternal struggle for peace, Friedrich determines that it is constancy that his life lacks and seeks it fully in Constance. When the jealously of Old Bones drives Constance away from Friedrich, he abandons the notion of earthly peace for the more sure and lasting peace of death.
Unsatisfied by how things ended between herself and Friedrich, Florence obsessively watches the ongoings of Friedrich and Constance while scoffing at Friedrich’s desire to change. At the death of Friedrich she identifies Constance as the culprit and takes it upon herself to execute justice.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Funeral attire is recommended.
WOULD MY CHILD — OR MY MOTHER ENJOY THIS?
Yes! While the show does deal with death themes, it is not scary and it is intended to be enjoyed by all audiences.
HOW LONG IS THE SHOW?
It's just under two hours, with intermission.
HOW CAN I HELP SUPPORT DEEP LOVE?