One of Dallyn Vail Bayles's recent roles doesn't require an elaborate costume or makeup to transform him to portray a character.

He's performed in the ongoing tour of "The Phantom of the Opera" as the hairdresser and marksman. As a Phantom, Raoul and Andre understudy, he has played and sung in those parts, too.

His resume includes parts in "Les Miserables" and "Children of Eden" and he was Hyrum Smith in the films "Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration" and "Emma Smith: My Story."

For Time Out for Women events on the 2010 Infinite Hope Tour, he can just be himself and share so many of the things that are significant to him.

"I don't have to put anything (extra) on and pretend," Bayles said in a recent phone interview from New York City area. His first Time Out event was in Orlando and he is scheduled for events in Pittsburgh on April 23, Omaha, Neb., on May 14 and several this fall.

"I have really taken to heart the theme of infinite hope," Bayles said of the songs and messages he shares at the Deseret Book-sponsored event for women. "It's about inspiring hope in Christ. Life can be wonderful and we can have hope."

That hope is available when there seems to be darkness all around.

"They can have hope in their lives through the power of the atoning sacrifice," Bayles added. "The fact is that we can trust him to guide our lives to make it better."

That testimony of the Savior is also apparent in his recently-released CD "Songs of Redeeming Love," which includes "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing," "I Know that My Redeemer Lives," and "Amazing Grace."

In November and December, when the tour was in Phoenix, he flew to Salt Lake City on his days off to record and took a week off to finish it up and prepare for his daughter's baptism.

"It really comes down to the essence of hope ... and that hope in Christ," he said of the music. Through his atonement people can feel the "hope and joy and love that he has for each of us and can rejoice in the blessing of it."

The Green River, Utah, native is on leave from the Phantom of the Opera tour as he and his wife are expecting their fourth child in a few weeks. He is scheduled to return to the tour at the end of May.

Then resumes the family home evenings via Skype and phone calls for family prayer and scripture study no matter what city the tour has stopped in.

"(That has) helped bless our family and keep us alive spiritually," Bayles said of using technology to keep in touch while being on the road for 16 months. "It can be very straining spiritually."

Also, wherever he was he would find the early ward and head to church so he could take the sacrament and do what he could to keep the Sabbath day holy despite having matinee and evening performances both Saturday and Sunday.

"It's been a wonderful experience," Bayles said of the Time Out tour and working on the CD. "These are things that I believe in strongly and want to share with others."


For more about Bayles, go to www.dallynvailbayles.com and for more Time Out for Women see www.deseretbook.com

"Songs of Redeeming Love" is available at Deseret Book.

 


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