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 makes emotional return to stage

After long contract dispute, musicians return to work, ovations and hugs.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 09:30 PM

Jungle opens 'Shakespeare's Will,' Walking Shadow takes on 'Mary Stuart'

“Shakespeare’s Will” explores his relationship with the wife he left behind to tend the home.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 02:14 PM

Musicians rehearse in Orchestra Hall for first time in 20 months

Since the musicians last played at Orchestra Hall, it has undergone a $50 million face-lift that included an expanded lobby, new charcoal-colored seating and an acoustical tweak in the auditorium. First concert is Friday night.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 09:34 PM

'Ronnie Rabinovitz' doesn't take flight at History Theatre

REVIEW: A rare, sweet tale about a boy's brushes with fame takes second place to national politics.

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 11:22 AM

Classical music: Welcome home, Minnesota Orchestra

The band is back! Finally. The Minnesota Orchestra appears at its home hall for the first time since June 2012.

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 03:51 PM

VocalEssence brings Gullah to Minneapolis

Two hundred singers led by Melanie DeMore will pound the rhythm of Gullah music as VocalEssence bears “Witness.”

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 03:51 PM

Jan. 31: Orchestra has new chairman

Saying “my style is to engage people,” Gordon Sprenger seeks to heal an organization divided by a bitter labor dispute.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 08:13 PM

Gordon Sprenger named Minnesota Orchestra's new board chair

Gordon Sprenger, the retired Allina CEO, vows to “restore trusting, respectful relationships.” Orchestra president Michael Henson takes pay cut.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 11:30 AM

History Theatre stages improbable story of Ronnie Rabinovitz

Ronnie Rabinovitz’s childhood experiences make for a most rare story, one he’ll watch play out on the History Theatre stage.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 09:29 AM

Minnesota Dance Theatre’s entire board steps down

The board, in a surprise announcement, said “it is no longer able to serve the needs of the organization going forward.”

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 12:29 PM

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