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

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

Rummenie debuts at Park Square in 'School for Lies'

Director Amy Rummenie steps up to “The School for Lies” at Park Square.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 03:39 PM

Modest proposals for a better theater scene in 2014

Humbly submitted (and certainly unrequested), here are things that would improve the quality of Twin Cities theater.

Updated: January 04, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Walker's 'Out There' seeks line between fact and fiction

Walker Art Center’s annual experimental festival, celebrating its 26th year, stretches ideas about performance and provocation.

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

Living with characters: Sally Wingert, 2013 Artist of Year

Among the best-known actors in the Twin Cities, Sally Wingert enjoyed a great year on stage, playing five very different women.

Updated: December 29, 2013, - 07:56 AM

Theater spotlight: 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Keith Rice anchors this solid production at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 02:20 PM

Still plenty of post-Christmas fare on Twin Cities stages

These shows, holiday and not, remain on Twin Cities stages. But hurry, as many of them close on Sunday.

Updated: December 26, 2013, - 03:25 PM

Theater: "The Longest Night” and "All Is Calm”

Two smaller shows explore the mysterious beauty of the season: Bradley Greenwald celebrates the solstice and Cantus sings of Christmas peace.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 03:19 PM

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