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

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

‘Othello’ ripples in imagery, passion

Director Marion McClinton’s old-school Guthrie production finds the art and the visceral intent of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 08:19 AM

Park Square announces 19 projects in 2014-15 season

The lineup includes regional premieres in an ambitious schedule.

Updated: March 16, 2014, - 01:55 PM

Peter Macon is bigger than life in 'Othello' at Guthrie

The actor, who grew up in Minneapolis, returns to portray “Othello” on the Guthrie stage.

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 08:18 PM

March 10: Any role for Osmo Vänskä remains murky

Sources say he might be offered a limited role as guest conductor, but not the music director job.

Updated: March 10, 2014, - 09:07 PM

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