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

Orchestra wastes no time leaving troubles behind

Interim president is betting team spirit will sell tickets to the first full season in three years, win grass-roots donations and burnish a badly damaged by the longest lockout in American symphonic history.

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 10:14 PM

Music: Renée Fleming sings at Minnesota Orchestra gala

Renée Fleming, who sings with the Minnesota Orchestra on Friday, has become the friendly face of opera in America.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 08:47 AM

Theater: Stephen Cartmell steps into chaos that is 'Irma Vep.'

Actor Stephen Cartmell, the face of a baked bean brand in his native New Zealand, is the new guy in...

Updated: August 28, 2014, - 03:46 PM

Minnesota Orchestra announces $13.2 million in gifts

Minnesota Orchestra gets $13.2 million in four gifts.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 11:15 PM

Old Log owners making big changes in Season 2

Greg and Marissa Frankenfield have big plans for Season 2 in the Excelsior complex they bought last year.

Updated: August 23, 2014, - 08:47 PM

Heart of the Beast theater faces financial crisis

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre faces a severe financial crisis as it closes its fiscal year on Aug. 31.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 12:06 AM

'Evita' tour at Ordway is well-practiced art

REVIEW: The national tour of “Evita” has been on the road now for nearly a year, including a date last January in Minneapolis. Perhaps this is why the production that opened a week’s run at Ordway Center on Tuesday night bears the patina of practice, precision and pace.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 03:53 PM

'Hammer, Anvil and Stirrup' pounds out some tunes at Open Eye

Kevin Kling and friends focus on music as they perform their annual show at Open Eye Figure Theatre.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 10:39 PM

Chekhov, changed, yet the same in Guthrie's 'Vanya and Sonia'

REVIEW: Playwright Christopher Durang puts Chekhov in a blender, with a deliciously funny result.

Updated: July 28, 2014, - 03:19 PM

Mu's 'A Little Night Music' opens at Park Square Theatre

In Mu Performing Arts' “A Little Night Music,” actor Randy Reyes takes orders from director Rick Shiomi, who takes orders from artistic director Randy Reyes.

Updated: July 24, 2014, - 02:20 PM

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