Into the Woods: Directed by Dallyn Vail Bayles

Highway 89 - Season 7, Episode 37

  • Nov 1, 2017 2:00 am
  • 56:09 mins

Stephen Sondheim's celebrated musical Into the Woods is rich with life lessons about family, relationships, good and bad, and dealing with the consequences of one's actions. It debuted on Broadway in 1987 and features the story of a childless baker and his wife who embark on a quest to break a witch's curse. Along their way they cross paths with characters from the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Cinderella and soon all of their stories intertwine. Students from BYU's Music Dance Theater department are preparing a production of Into the Woods and they visit our studio to share some of the fantastic music from the show. This production is directed by Dallyn Vail Bayles, acclaimed Broadway performer, soloist, and recording artist. Dallyn and many of the lead performers chat with Steve Sondheim's style and legacy, and some of the ambiguities and moral questions of the musical. Leads: Madison Dennis - Witch, Jospeh Swain - Baker, Jacob Baird - Narrator, Ellora Latin - Rapunzel, Preston Taylor - Wolf/Cinderella's Prince, Hannah Dalley - Little Red Riding Hood, Kristian Huff - Jack, Benjamin Rayment - Rapunzel's Prince, Libby Lloyd - Cinderella; Songs featured: Witch's Rap, Our Little World, Hello Little Girl, I Know Things Now, Giants in the Sky, Agony, On the Steps of the Palace, It Takes Two, No One Is Alone, Children Will Listen/Into the Woods (Finale);  Follow Highway 89 on twitter: @byuh89 and on instagram: @byuh89