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

Intrepid Tyler Michaels emerges as musical theater star

Tyler Michaels has flown to the top of Twin Cities musical theater circles with an eagerness to do whatever it takes to succeed.

Updated: April 20, 2014, - 07:17 AM

Aaron Jay Kernis returns to Minnesota to debut viola concerto with SPCO

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis, who quit the Minnesota Orchestra in protest last fall, brings a world premiere to St. Paul next weekend.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 03:00 PM

'Detroit' sends the American dream up in flames

REVIEW; The Jungle Theater production does what great theater should do: grab you, scare you, haunt you and demand that you pay attention.

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 04:55 PM

Minnesota Orchestra's Symphony Ball will skip a year after co-chairs resign

Saying it was no time to celebrate, the long-standing event’s co-chairs resigned.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 11:48 PM

Joe Dowling’s farewell defines Guthrie Theater's 2014-15 season

Announcing his final lineup Thursday, Joe Dowling says he wants to leave a statement about the theater he has led since 1995. He will direct three shows, including two signature works.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 08:45 PM

Stage spotlights: Shows opening at Yellowtree and Red Eye

Jeremiah Gamble, the songwriter/playwright behind Theater for the Thirsty, brings a new play to Yellow Tree in Osseo.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 02:25 PM

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

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