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

'Heidi Chronicles' is more time capsule than throwback

Review: Wendy Wasserstein’s most celebrated play feels a bit dated, from the 1960s through the Reagan era.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 10:44 PM

Garrison Keillor writes his first play, “Radio Man”

The writer and radio host launches his first play, “Radio Man,” in which he does — or perhaps does not — reveal himself.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 04:07 PM

Theater's Ivey Awards mark 10th year

Yes, the Ivey is 10 years old. The annual celebration of Twin Cities theater hits double digits Monday with parties and ceremonies at Solera and the State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 03:36 PM

Theater: 'Sexy Laundry' is light and fun

REVIEW: “Sexy Laundry” rinses the boredom out of a tired relationship, and has a good time along the way.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 12:25 PM

Nature is the stage for TigerLion Arts

TigerLion Arts brings Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 11:06 AM

Theater: Icy 'Lake Untersee' never warms up

REVIEW: “Lake Untersee” doesn’t find a convincing sense of reality in the story of a troubled youth.

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 01:48 PM

Ancient Chinese fable retold in 'The White Snake'

REVIEW: “The White Snake” illuminates an old Chinese story about identity, harsh religion and the bonds of love.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 08:31 AM

Theater: Kate Wetherhead makes it on her own

A new Web series has made Kate Wetherhead, who stars in the Guthrie’s fall production of “The Heidi Chronicles,” an underground celebrity in her business. Plus fall theater picks.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 04:00 PM

Wispy 'Hello, Dolly!' is showing its old age

REVIEW: Chanhassen Dinner Theatre has revived this slight farce, and, as a night at the museum, “Hello, Dolly!” has its charms.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 03:40 PM

Jack Reuler: Mixed Blood's complicated artistic director

Twin Cities theater mainstay Jack Reuler defies “types” and practices diversity of spirit and mind. He is artistic director of Mixed Blood Theatre, which has programmed a 2014-15 season full of LGBT themes, African and Muslim plays, a festival of new Arab writing, plays about immigration and people with disabilities. It is the most pluralistic theater season in memory.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 03:22 PM

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