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

Ancient Chinese fable retold in 'The White Snake'

REVIEW: “The White Snake” illuminates an old Chinese story about identity, harsh religion and the bonds of love.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 08:31 AM

Theater: Kate Wetherhead makes it on her own

A new Web series has made Kate Wetherhead, who stars in the Guthrie’s fall production of “The Heidi Chronicles,” an underground celebrity in her business. Plus fall theater picks.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 04:00 PM

Wispy 'Hello, Dolly!' is showing its old age

REVIEW: Chanhassen Dinner Theatre has revived this slight farce, and, as a night at the museum, “Hello, Dolly!” has its charms.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 03:40 PM

Jack Reuler: Mixed Blood's complicated artistic director

Twin Cities theater mainstay Jack Reuler defies “types” and practices diversity of spirit and mind. He is artistic director of Mixed Blood Theatre, which has programmed a 2014-15 season full of LGBT themes, African and Muslim plays, a festival of new Arab writing, plays about immigration and people with disabilities. It is the most pluralistic theater season in memory.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 03:22 PM

Theater: Kate Wetherhead makes it on her own

Kate Wetherhead, starring in “The Heidi Chronicles” at the Guthrie this fall, has used her brains and drive to get ahead.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 12:28 PM

Director Mary Zimmerman makes Guthrie debut with 'White Snake'

“The White Snake” director Mary Zimmerman talks about her fascination with “things deeper than the self.”

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 02:46 PM

A Brindisi Affair, as Chanhassen launches another 'Hello, Dolly'

The family is back together for Chanhassen’s production of “Hello, Dolly!”

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 10:52 AM

Orchestra wastes no time leaving troubles behind

Interim president is betting team spirit will sell tickets to the first full season in three years, win grass-roots donations and burnish a badly damaged by the longest lockout in American symphonic history.

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 10:14 PM

Music: Renée Fleming sings at Minnesota Orchestra gala

Renée Fleming, who sings with the Minnesota Orchestra on Friday, has become the friendly face of opera in America.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 08:47 AM

Theater: Stephen Cartmell steps into chaos that is 'Irma Vep.'

Actor Stephen Cartmell, the face of a baked bean brand in his native New Zealand, is the new guy in...

Updated: August 28, 2014, - 03:46 PM

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