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

Sentimental weeper 'Steel Magnolias' takes a while to find its tears

REVIEW: Old Log’s production of this sentimental weeper could use more energy and dramatic spikes to show off some strong performances.

Updated: April 06, 2014, - 08:06 PM

Theater: 'Detroit' at the Jungle Theater

Playwright Lisa D’Amour cut her artistic teeth in the Twin Cities. Her off-Broadway hit is coming to the Jungle Theater.

Updated: April 05, 2014, - 04:06 PM

Classical music: Eric Whitacre conducts the Minnesota Orchestra and Chorale

Composer/conductor Eric Whitacre left rock to become a leading light in a youthful choral-music world.

Updated: April 05, 2014, - 02:00 PM

'Once' is powerful without usual trappings of Broadway musicals

REVIEW: The Tony-winning musical stirs passion with a small story animated by love, music and transformation.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 11:04 PM

SPCO announces its 2014-15 season

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's 2014-15 season will include all nine Beethoven symphonies and a new performance hall at Ordway Center.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 03:30 PM

Eight orchestra board members resign over Henson departure

Eight members of the Minnesota Orchestra board resigned over the recent departure of CEO Michael Henson.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 06:14 PM

Choral music: VocalEssence, the Singers announce 2014-15 seasons

An appearance by Peter Schickele and a new work by Kevin Puts are featured.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 02:04 PM

Pulitzer winner Kevin Puts brings new work to SPCO

Kevin Puts is still in search of the perfect composition. His newest work pairs the Miró Quartet and the SPCO.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 01:03 PM

Vänskä says he has 'unfinished business' with Minn. Orchestra

The longtime conductor resigned his post in October, but he has been negotiating his possible return. “I don’t think this is the right way to leave here,” he said.

Updated: March 26, 2014, - 10:03 PM

Odd couple: 'Abe Lincoln and Uncle Tom at the White House'

Playwright Carlyle Brown imagines a meeting between President Abraham Lincoln and the fictional Uncle Tom.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 04:37 PM

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