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

Minnesota Opera conjures a familiar Gretel

Angela Mortellaro returns for one of the title roles in Minnesota Opera's “Hansel and Gretel.”

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 09:50 PM

Park Square opens one more horizon

Park Square Theatre opens its long-anticipated second stage this weekend.

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 02:22 PM

Minn. composer Stephen Paulus dies at 65

Stephen Paulus, the Minnesota composer whose work ranged from the opera “The Postman Always Rings Twice to the Holocaust oratorio “To Be Certain of the Dawn,” died Sunday. He was 65.

Updated: October 20, 2014, - 08:31 PM

'New Jerusalem' rich in ideas, but a long sit

REVIEW: A play about philosopher Baruch Spinoza demands our energies.

Updated: October 20, 2014, - 03:25 PM

Theater: '33 Variations' misses some notes

REVIEW: Mortality hangs heavy over “33 Variations,” Moisés Kaufman’s diffuse and frustrating play that opened Friday in a production directed by James Rocco at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul.

Updated: October 20, 2014, - 10:58 AM

Busy theater weekend: '33 Variations,' 'On the Way to Timbuktu,' 'New Jerusalem,' '1984'

A busy weekend in theater includes an area premiere of “On the Way to Timbuktu,” a work about the philosopher Spinoza and an adaptation of that feel-good novel, “1984.”

Updated: October 16, 2014, - 03:06 PM

Nine artists honored with SAGE Awards for Dance

Individual dancers and companies win recognition.

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 07:32 PM

Sally Wingert is masterful in 'Master Class'

REVIEW: Sally Wingert slips into the restless and enigmatic skin of legendary soprano Maria Callas in “Master Class.”

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 12:16 AM

Theater: 'Bigger than big' soprano Maria Callas recalled in 'Master Class'

Director Peter Rothstein and star Sally Wingert consider the complex life of fierce diva Maria Callas in “Master Class.”

Updated: October 13, 2014, - 08:28 AM

Jungle Theater reprising most popular show in new season lineup

Outgoing artistic director Bain Boehlke will act in “You Can’t Take It With You” for 2015 season.

Updated: October 11, 2014, - 12:15 AM

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