Dallyn Vail Bayles Comes to SCERA

Dallyn Vail Bayles Comes to SCERACelebrated performer Dallyn Vail Bayles whose talent and passion for musical theater have taken him to Broadway and beyond will give two concerts at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem this month featuring Broadway and inspirational music.

Bayles can be seen in concert Thursday Feb. 15 and Saturday Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. in 450-seat Showhouse II at SCERA Center for the Arts. Reserved-seat tickets at $14 for adults and $12 for children (age 3-11) and seniors (age 65 and older) are available at www.scera.org, by calling 801-225-ARTS, or in person at the SCERA main office, 745 S. State St., Orem.

Those unfamiliar with Bayles's stage work may still find his face familiar, because he has portrayed LDS leader Hyrum Smith in films for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bayles has also starred in several films in the Liken the Scriptures movie series and has been featured as LDS leader Joseph Smith in the Nauvoo Pageant in Illinois.

"I saw Dallyn Bayles perform on the anniversary of the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith one year," says Mark Renberg, who was on a church history tour in Nauvoo when he heard Bayles. "I was touched in a way hard to describe by the sheer emotion of his undeniable talent as he shared that tragic event with us."

The artist's interest in musical theater was fueled in the small town of Green River, Utah, where he was raised. The actor, singer and recording artist found success early when he was selected to perform the role of Enjolras with the Broadway touring company of "Les Misérables" and understudied and performed the roles of the Phantom and Raoul in the Broadway tour of "Phantom of the Opera." His "Les Mis" credentials also include performing with the original Jean Valjean (Colm Wilkinson) in China in that country's premiere engagement. He is a member of Actor's Equity Association.

New York beckoned again and he performed with Stephen Schwartz and Norm Lewis in the industry reading of "Children of Eden," playing the role of Adam.

Extensive regional roles have included Sundance, Fullerton Civic Light Opera, Hale Centre Theatre, and other regional theatres.

As a concert soloist, Bayles was honored to perform along with Rebecca Luker in Golden Days: A Celebration of Life, the 85th birthday celebration of LDS Church President, Thomas S. Monson. He was the featured soloist with the Utah Symphony and Mormon Tabernacle Choir in their Deer Valley Music Festival concert, "Music from Stage and Screen." Bayles has also sung several times as a guest soloist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on their national broadcast, "Music and the Spoken Word."

In 2015 Bayles earned an MFA in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory where he secured major roles in "The Pajama Game," "Assassins" and "Oklahoma!" BYU honored him as its Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipient several years ago as much for the honorable way he lives his life in the entertainment industry as for his considerable performance gifts.

He holds two Pearl Awards as winner of the new artist and inspirational album categories, and his recordings of "Savior, Redeemer of My Soul" and "My Kindness Shall Not Depart from Thee" are featured in the films "17 Miracles" and "Ephraim's Rescue."

"Dallyn Bayles is a triple-threat talent, and we are privileged to have him on our stage," says Adam J. Robertson, SCERA's President and CEO. "This is an evening not to be missed."

Special guest vocalist Amy Shreeve Keller will join Bayles for the concert. She recently finished a starring role as Amernis in "Aida" at the new Hale Center Theatre in Sandy.



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