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

Nine artists honored with SAGE Awards for Dance

Individual dancers and companies win recognition.

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 07:32 PM

Sally Wingert is masterful in 'Master Class'

REVIEW: Sally Wingert slips into the restless and enigmatic skin of legendary soprano Maria Callas in “Master Class.”

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 12:16 AM

Theater: 'Bigger than big' soprano Maria Callas recalled in 'Master Class'

Director Peter Rothstein and star Sally Wingert consider the complex life of fierce diva Maria Callas in “Master Class.”

Updated: October 13, 2014, - 08:28 AM

Jungle Theater reprising most popular show in new season lineup

Outgoing artistic director Bain Boehlke will act in “You Can’t Take It With You” for 2015 season.

Updated: October 11, 2014, - 12:15 AM

'Dirty Dancing' is as thin on stage as it is in film

REVIEW: The cult film wobbles a bit in a stage adaptation, but nostalgia buffs might get a kick out of revisiting this coming-of-age story.

Updated: October 09, 2014, - 07:50 PM

Director Fincher fashions a stylish whodunit with 'Gone Girl'

REVIEW: For those unfamiliar with Gillian Flynn’s torrid page turner, David Fincher’s new film quite faithfully spools out the pulpy details of a story that constantly reinvents itself. Buckle up, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Updated: October 02, 2014, - 07:12 PM

Is 'Gone Girl' Rosamund Pike's peak?

In her richest role to date, the British actor displays new dimensions.

Updated: October 02, 2014, - 03:45 PM

Keillor's new play says more about the show than the man

REVIEW: Garrison Keillor’s first stage play, finds its rhythm in the characters and situations that faithful listeners have heard for 40 years.

Updated: October 02, 2014, - 01:28 PM

'Heidi Chronicles' is more time capsule than throwback

REVIEW: Wendy Wasserstein’s most celebrated play feels a bit dated, from the 1960s through the Reagan era.

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 03:31 PM

Illusion Theater leaders win Iveys

The Ivey Awards honored two people with lifetime achievement awards -- Michael Robins and Bonnie Morris, who have led Illusion Theater for 40 years.

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 08:20 AM

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