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

Everything's new with 'Drunken City' and Rocket to the Moon'

Two small companies open shows this weekend: One features a young, rising playwright, and the other goes back to a...

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 02:55 PM

Walking Shadow's 'Three Musketeers' bound by book in stage play

REVIEW: The Alexandre Dumas novel remains too much a literary event in John Heimbuch’s elegant new adaptation.

Updated: May 12, 2014, - 10:47 AM

Sisters have a very bad day in Southern-fried 'Crimes of the Heart'

The Guthrie’s production is spiked by over-the-top humor that keeps our sympathy for three eccentric sisters at arm’s length.

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 05:33 PM

Art and money are key factors as Minnesota Orchestra rebuilds

“Collaboration” is the new mantra among board leaders. The community has rarely been this focused on the 111-year-old orchestra and all stakeholders — still feeling the trauma of a 16-month lockout of musicians — appear to have the will to rebuild.

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 06:02 AM

History Theatre's 2014-15 season includes Keillor play

“Radio Man” will lead off a 2014-15 slate that includes the story of rock pioneer Augie Garcia.

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 12:06 AM

'Working Boys Band' tells WWI story at History Theatre

REVIEW: “The Working Boys Band” falls into that category of theater that is good for you, whether you like it or not. It’s an interesting slice of Minneapolis history, served with a side dish of politics and romance.

Updated: May 05, 2014, - 12:19 PM

Theater: 'Crimes of the Heart' at the Guthrie

At the center of the Southern-fried story "Crimes of the Heart" is — what else? — a dysfunctional family.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 02:02 PM

History lessons from Park Square, History Theatre

Park Square and History Theatre open shows this week not seen before in the Twin Cities.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 03:18 PM

'Rapture, Blister, Burn' is smart, provocative

REVIEW: 20% Theatre stages playwright Gina Gionfriddo’s sharp meditation on feminism.

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 01:43 PM

Certain fate becomes unsure in 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern' at Guthrie

REVIEW: Tom Stoppard's classic “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern” shows the playwright's youthful, absurdist flair.

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 11:31 AM

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