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

December's 'All Is Calm' will be the last for Cantus

The theatrical event based on the 1914 Christmas truce will continue in 2015 with new singers.

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 11:11 AM

'Our Country's Good' brings play-within-a-play to Guthrie

REVIEW: Director Max Stafford-Clark revisits a modern classic that illustrates the restorative nature of art.

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 11:11 AM

From jail to stage: 'Our Country's Good' at the Guthrie

“Our Country’s Good” tells how a ragtag stage show brought together the best instincts of 18th-century humanism.

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 09:17 PM

SPCO announces Liquid Music season of collaborations

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has announced the concerts in its 2014-15 Liquid Music series. The initiative, which will be...

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 10:05 AM

Odets' 'Rocket to the Moon' soars at Gremlin Theatre

REVIEW: Gremlin Theatre revives brilliantly a timeless piece from a great American playwright.

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 09:09 AM

Minnesota chosen for Turnaround Arts program

Minnesota is one of three states chosen for the next phase of Turnaround Arts, a national initiative that uses the arts to improve student performance. The Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley will direct the two-year program.

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 08:30 AM

Everything's new with 'Drunken City' and Rocket to the Moon'

Two small companies open shows this weekend: One features a young, rising playwright, and the other goes back to a...

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 02:55 PM

Walking Shadow's 'Three Musketeers' bound by book in stage play

REVIEW: The Alexandre Dumas novel remains too much a literary event in John Heimbuch’s elegant new adaptation.

Updated: May 12, 2014, - 10:47 AM

Sisters have a very bad day in Southern-fried 'Crimes of the Heart'

The Guthrie’s production is spiked by over-the-top humor that keeps our sympathy for three eccentric sisters at arm’s length.

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 05:33 PM

Art and money are key factors as Minnesota Orchestra rebuilds

“Collaboration” is the new mantra among board leaders. The community has rarely been this focused on the 111-year-old orchestra and all stakeholders — still feeling the trauma of a 16-month lockout of musicians — appear to have the will to rebuild.

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 06:02 AM

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