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

Minn. Orchestra talks collapse; Carnegie Hall concerts canceled

The first face-to-face talks since January in the Minnesota Orchestra labor dispute ended abruptly Monday after management rejected pay proposals put forward by locked-out musicians. Musician pay remained the main bone of contention. As rhetoric flared, music director Osmo Vänskä’s resignation remained uncertain.

Updated: October 01, 2013, - 07:25 AM

Weekend brings no progress in Minnesota Orchestra dispute

With the threat of Osmo Vänskä’s resignation looming, no new proposals were forwarded over the weekend.

Updated: September 29, 2013, - 08:27 PM

Minnesota Orchestra musicians unanimously reject latest proposal

Unanimous vote of 60 musicians returns labor dispute to negotiations.

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 09:43 PM

Minnesota Orchestra musicians will vote today on proposal

Minnesota Orchestra musicians will vote Saturday on a contract proposal that the Orchestra’s board made public on Thursday. A spokesman said he expects musicians will make “one or two” counter-offers.

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 07:08 AM

'Fiddler on the Roof' returns to Chanhassen

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre is bringing back one of its favorite titles, "Fiddler on the Roof."

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 03:27 PM

New Minnesota Orchestra offer includes $20K signing bonuses

The latest proposal in the bitter year-long dispute includes a $20,000 one-time bonus to each musician, to help offset a pay cut that would reduce base salaries 25 percent over three years.

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 10:06 PM

Sept. 25: Talks intensify as dispute faces weekend deadline

Amid confidential talks, private and public fund-raising efforts are being explored.

Updated: September 25, 2013, - 11:13 AM

Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher wins Ivey Award for lifetime achievement

Annual celebration of Twin Cities theater community recognized young talent, two productions and 10 individuals.

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 05:58 PM

Theater review: Chekhov's 'Uncle Vanya' at the Guthrie

The Guthrie production pushes the humorous animation of Chekhov’s play at the expense of depth.

Updated: September 22, 2013, - 11:05 PM

Class conflicts play out in 'Good People' at Park Square

REVIEW: David Lindsay-Abaire has written a well-structured scenario on ambition, class and the resignation that sometimes attends those who make questionable choices.

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 03:17 AM

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