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

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

Twin Cities troupe offers a rare slice of Gilbert & Sullivan

A Twin Cities troupe dedicated to the Victorian team brings back a slightly redone “Grand Duke.”

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 03:00 PM

'Freud's Last Session' at Guthrie doesn't go deep enough

REVIEW: The play about Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis stays on the surface of theological arguments.

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 11:27 AM

Feb. 28: Orchestra board noncommittal about leadership

The board said it reached agreement, but gave no word on the fates of CEO Michael Henson or former director...

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 08:08 PM

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