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

Minnesota Orchestra season has a lighter side

Four concerts for families are included, along with a newly titled pops program and the popular Sommerfest.

Updated: January 28, 2014, - 10:47 AM

Finding the warmth of winter in 'Almost, Maine'

“Almost, Maine” gets to the heart of bittersweet love at Old Log Theater.

Updated: January 27, 2014, - 11:16 AM

Vänskä will be part of Minnesota Orchestra's abbreviated season

Violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Stephen Hough are other big names in a season that will include nearly 40 performances through July.

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 09:05 AM

Minnesota Opera: The couple behind 'Macbeth'

Brenda Harris and Greer Grimsley portray the Macbeths in Verdi’s version of the classic story.

Updated: January 20, 2014, - 02:29 PM

'Cabaret' brings Kit Kat Club to Pantages Theater

REVIEW: Actor/singer Tyler Michaels invites you to the Kit Kat Club and stories about prewar Berlin.

Updated: January 20, 2014, - 02:13 PM

Battle fatigue, quiet talks ended Minnesota Orchestra lockout

Behind the scenes of wearying labor fight, personal diplomacy paved way to peace.

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 10:47 PM

Timeline: The path to a deal

April 12, 2012: Talks begin between board and musicians. First board proposal is made.Sept. 6, 2012: Board goes public with...

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 10:16 PM

Jan. 15: Minnesota Orchestra deal ends 15-month lockout

The deal cuts salaries and benefits roughly 15 percent and musicians would pay significantly more for health care. Concerts will resume next month.

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 08:22 PM

Will conductor Osmo Vänskä return to Minnesota Orchestra?

Four months after resigning as music director, Osmo Vänskä appears open to the idea of coming back.

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 06:27 AM

'Cabaret' looks very different from the original musical

As Theater Latté Da readies its “Cabaret,” original composer John Kander remembers how the musical has evolved over the decades.

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 05:40 PM

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