Graydon Royce

Reporter, theater critic | Theater/Arts
Phone: 612-673-7299
Graydon Royce has been in love with theater ever since he portrayed Crusher, Mad Dog Vachon and Wally Karbo to frenzied applause in the 6th grade talent show at Hilltop Elementary School. His most embarrassing moment in life was a dance audition at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre in 1974. So many steps, so few feet. Now he just likes to watch.

Recent content from Graydon Royce

The unsinkable Thomas Scallen: Old-school showman and dealmaker dies at 89

Thomas K. Scallen loved entertainment and he loved to make deals. Those two passions drove him to acquire interests in...

Updated: March 23, 2015, - 09:19 PM

'Debutante's Ball' dances with energy at History Theatre

New play takes a charming look at the traditions of Filipino-Minnesotans.

Updated: March 23, 2015, - 04:57 PM

Theater: "That Wonder Boy” finds the joy in comedy

Bob Stromberg searches for the funny bone that inspired him to find his purpose as a comic artist.

Updated: March 20, 2015, - 01:29 PM

'Debutante's Ball' dances with tradition at History Theatre

“The Debutante’s Ball” finds the drama that many young Filipino-Americans face: How to fit in while still standing out.

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 01:39 PM

Review: Pillsbury House offers bare-bones and potent 'Death Tax'

Issues of money, family and the end of life make for a slim but powerful play with “Death Tax.”

Updated: March 09, 2015, - 04:39 PM

REVIEW: Chanhassen Dinner Theater's 'Mary Poppins' is a brisk gust of wind

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ production is spit-spot proper, but the heart wishes for more from this oddly cool musical adaptation.

Updated: March 08, 2015, - 08:00 PM

'Practically perfect' Ann Michels gets her turn in 'Mary Poppins'

Ann Michels takes on the biggest challenge of her career in “Mary Poppins” at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

Updated: March 07, 2015, - 08:38 PM

Sommerfest 2015 will offer a taste of Cuba

Andrew Litton will return for the monthlong summer festival.

Updated: March 06, 2015, - 12:00 AM

Pulitzer winner Puts returns to Minn. Opera with high expectations

Kevin Puts won a Pulitzer for his first work for Minnesota Opera. Word on the street is “The Manchurian Candidate” is even better.

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 05:19 PM

Twin Cities fans, friends praise legacy of Leonard Nimoy

When news spread Friday of Leonard Nimoy’s death, Hans Spitzer was heartened that the actor had lived up to his catchphrase: “Live long and prosper.”

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 08:17 AM

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