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

History lessons from Park Square, History Theatre

Park Square and History Theatre open shows this week not seen before in the Twin Cities.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 03:18 PM

'Rapture, Blister, Burn' is smart, provocative

REVIEW: 20% Theatre stages playwright Gina Gionfriddo’s sharp meditation on feminism.

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 01:43 PM

Certain fate becomes unsure in 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern' at Guthrie

REVIEW: Tom Stoppard's classic “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern” shows the playwright's youthful, absurdist flair.

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 11:31 AM

April 25: Osmo Vänskä hires on to rebuild orchestra

The terms of the two-year deal provide that Vänskä will lead at least 10 weeks of concerts in each of the next two seasons. In addition, his annual salary, reported in the 2012 tax return at $1.176 million, will be cut by the same 15 percent the musicians took.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 05:32 AM

'Invulnerability' explores sad truth of Superman's creators

REVIEW: Who knew the story of “Superman” was so fraught with pain, exploitation and unhappiness? That's the gist of “The History of Invulnerability" at Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company in St. Paul.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 12:11 PM

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

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