Some Enchanted Evening (CD)
In his third album, Some Enchanted Evening, Dallyn Vail Bayles returns to his first love of musical theatre singing the familiar story of love and marriage as only Broadway can tell it. The album, comprised entirely of inspirational show tunes, takes us on a musical journey through the thrill of finding true love, the disappointment of heartbreak, and the ultimate discovery of joy in life’s most meaningful relationship as husband and wife. Joining him on the album are other musical theatre professionals singing powerful duets about commitment, loss, and reconciliation. The songs on the album range from the well-known to the more obscure, from the timeless show tunes of the 1950s to contemporary musical theatre. Experience the power of Broadway as only Dallyn can perform it.
About the Author
Dallyn Vail Bayles is a professional actor, singer and recording artist. Bayles performed with the Broadway touring company of “The Phantom of the Opera” where he understudied and performed the roles of the Phantom and Raoul. He performed internationally and throughout the United States with the Broadway tour of “Les Misérables,” including the China premiere starring Colm Wilkinson. In New York City, Bayles performed with Stephen Schwartz in the industry reading of his musical “Children of Eden,” playing the role of Adam. Regional theater credits include: Emile de Becque in “South Pacific” (Hale Center Theater Orem), Archibald Craven in “The Secret Garden” (Village Theatre and Hale Center Theater Orem), and Count Chandon in “Phantom” (Fullerton Civic Light Opera). Bayles is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Bayles was honored to perform as a soloist along with Rebecca Luker in “Golden Days: A Celebration of Life,” the 85th birthday celebration of LDS Church President, Thomas S. Monson. He portrays Hyrum Smith in the films “Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration” and “Emma Smith: My Story”. He is also featured in the “Mormon Messages” film “Flecks of Gold,” and other LDS Church media. Bayles and his wife, Rachel, portrayed Joseph and Emma Smith in the first three seasons of the “Nauvoo Pageant”. He also portrayed Alma Richards in the LDS Church’s 2002 Winter Olympic production, “Light of the World,” and Joseph the Carpenter in “Savior of the World”. Bayles has performed twice as a guest soloist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on “Music and the Spoken Word,” and has sung with various orchestras and at numerous events around the country, including Time Out For Women.
In 2012 Bayles released his third solo album, a collection of timeless and contemporary Broadway songs titled, “Some Enchanted Evening”. He has also recorded two inspirational solo albums titled “Song of Redeeming Love” and “Prayer”. His recording of “Savior, Redeemer of My Soul” is featured in the film “17 Miracles”.
A native of Green River, Utah, Bayles graduated with a BFA in Music Dance Theatre from Brigham Young University. He was honored by BYU in 2012 with the Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award. He and Rachel are the proud parents of five children.
Dallyn Vail Bayless entertains and uplifts in 'Some Enchanted Evening'
by Kurt - reviewed on March 24, 2013
"Some Enchanted Evening" is the latest album by accomplished singer and actor Dallyn Vail Bayles. Bayles is a talented artist who is no stranger to musicals — the focus of his latest album. This is Bayles’ third solo album. His first two CDs focus on songs with spiritual overtones. "Some Enchanted Evening" is his first solo album that focuses exclusively on songs from Broadway musicals. In particular, Bayles writes on the inside cover of the album that his song choices are “a mix of timeless and contemporary Broadway songs that tell the familiar story of the joys and challenges that love brings.” Some of what Bayles presents in this 12-song album is unoriginal and falls flat, but the vast majority of the album provides listeners with a fun and uplifting experience. Tracks such as “Something’s Coming” offer less energy than is traditionally found in interpretations of the song, and the title track was disappointingly unoriginal. However, his approach to songs such as “Lily’s Eyes,” “In Whatever Time We Have,” and “The Impossible Dream” show why Bayles is such a tremendous talent. The caliber of his voice is never in question, but what truly separates Bayles from much of the pack is the almost tangible passion that can be felt as he temporarily assumes the role of the character singing each song. While Bayles creates the album’s sound, it is the voices of Don Quixote — Cinderella’s prince — and Archibald Craven that listeners hear. For the majority of the album in which Bayles is at his acclaimed best, he achieves his self-proclaimed goal to both entertain and provide “a source of hope and inspiration because of the messages these songs contain about what matters most in life.” Note: The preceding is a modified version of my review published in the Deseret News.
Master of the Musical Theatre
by ryan - reviewed on December 25, 2012
This is Bayles's best album yet. His voice soars on every track, outshining the original artists. It's the combination of his stellar voice, which truly seems limitless, with his background and training as an actor that really set him apart here. Simply magnificent - each song is extraordinary. His guest artists also do a brilliant job.
A 10 Star Musical Experience!
by Jessica - reviewed on December 26, 2012
Dallyn Vail Bayles is a Master of Broadway Musical Theatre. His new CD, "Some Enchanted Evening", is more than enchanting. Bayles draws the audience into his world of love, with all of its up and downs, throgh a carefully chosen repertoire of classic and contemporary Broadway selections. His rich tenor vocals are flawless, filled with depth and emotion. Dallyn Vail Bayles is not just a singer of songs, he lives the music and his passion fills the heart and nourishes the soul. I give "Some Enchanted Evening" a solid "10"!