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

REVIEW: Chanhassen Dinner Theater's 'Mary Poppins' is a brisk gust of wind

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ production is spit-spot proper, but the heart wishes for more from this oddly cool musical adaptation.

Updated: March 08, 2015, - 08:00 PM

'Practically perfect' Ann Michels gets her turn in 'Mary Poppins'

Ann Michels takes on the biggest challenge of her career in “Mary Poppins” at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

Updated: March 07, 2015, - 08:38 PM

Sommerfest 2015 will offer a taste of Cuba

Andrew Litton will return for the monthlong summer festival.

Updated: March 06, 2015, - 12:00 AM

Pulitzer winner Puts returns to Minn. Opera with high expectations

Kevin Puts won a Pulitzer for his first work for Minnesota Opera. Word on the street is “The Manchurian Candidate” is even better.

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 05:19 PM

Twin Cities fans, friends praise legacy of Leonard Nimoy

When news spread Friday of Leonard Nimoy’s death, Hans Spitzer was heartened that the actor had lived up to his catchphrase: “Live long and prosper.”

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 08:17 AM

'The Shining' set for Minnesota Opera's 2015-16 season

The world premiere is part of a slate that includes “Tosca” and “Magic Flute.”

Updated: February 25, 2015, - 01:34 PM

Descendant presents the gospel according to Dickens

Gerald Dickens comes to town to premiere a play based on his great-great-grandfather's lessons to his children.

Updated: February 19, 2015, - 03:04 PM

A new Joe at the Guthrie: Joseph Haj named artistic director

Joseph Haj, who runs a troupe at the University of North Carolina, was named Tuesday to succeed Joe Dowling at the Guthrie. Haj, 51, is the eighth artistic director since legendary Broadway director Tyrone Guthrie founded one of the nation’s largest regional theaters in 1963.

Updated: February 17, 2015, - 11:31 PM

Don Stolz, Twin Cities theater legend, dies at 97

He ran the Old Log Theater for 72 years and was the acknowledged godfather of Twin Cities theater.

Updated: February 17, 2015, - 03:50 PM

Dowling takes fresh look in final 'Midsummer' at Guthrie

REVIEW: Joe Dowling opened his third “Midsummer” on Friday at the Guthrie. Would we see warmed-over stew, or would he seize the occasion and give us something new. It is something new. And it is quite good.

Updated: February 17, 2015, - 10:21 AM

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