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

Valenti is 'Valentino' as Minn. Opera revives Argento work

Composer Dominick Argento has reworked his opera “The Dream of Valentino” for a revival with James Valenti.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 03:15 PM

Theater: Twin Cities actors bail out for better gigs

Actors leaving shows for better offers elsewhere is a fact of theater life. That doesn’t make it any easier.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 03:11 PM

Puts, Campbell to do 'Manchurian Candidate' for Minnesota Opera

The March 2015 world premiere, reuniting the company with Pulitzer-winning composer Kevin Puts, highlights the company’s just-announced 2014-15 season.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 09:57 AM

New play 'Prints' cracks wise with crime at Torch Theater

REVIEW: “Prints” uses the Hamm kidnapping to spoof 1930s journalism with a deliciously dry touch.

Updated: February 17, 2014, - 02:43 PM

Guthrie gets back to stage business

Kneehigh christens the new year with a crackling good telling of ‘Tristan & Yseult.’

Updated: February 16, 2014, - 06:05 PM

Theater: 25 years at Youth Performance Company

Jacie Knight reflects on 25 years at the helm of Youth Performance Company.

Updated: February 15, 2014, - 02:43 PM

Ten Thousand Things' 'Music Man' is a small-scale thing of beauty

REVIEW: Ten Thousand Things’ production zeros in on the charming story of two people who change each other for the better.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 10:40 AM

Shakespeare not in love in new play at the Jungle

REVIEW: Shakespeare's widow is conjured in "Shakespeare's Will,” a play that says very little about the two.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 10:22 AM

Feb. 9: Vänskä says CEO must resign

Musicians returned to playing concerts for the Minnesota Orchestra this weekend, but the turmoil that has followed the organization for...

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 03:19 PM

Kneehigh brings 'Tristan & Yseult' to the Guthrie

An ancient Cornish legend gets a 21st-century look from a company born and bred in Cornwall.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 02:00 PM

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