Graydon Royce | Star Tribune
Reporter, theater critic | Theater/Arts

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. He is a freelance arts critic for the Star Tribune.


Female veterans, not actors, tell riveting tales of the battlefront at Guthrie

Veterans featured in "She Went to War" testify to the dramatic power of real lives.


Review: Theater Latté Da's 'Six Degrees of Separation'

Best known for musicals, Theater Latté Da stretches out in a highly theatrical drama.


Review: Fairy tale meets film noir in Open Eye's deliciously raw 'Red Shoes'

THEATER REVIEW: A take on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale is raw and inscrutable — and delightful fun.


Jungle's 'Anna in the Tropics' is a warm breeze that leaves us cold

REVIEW: "Anna in the Tropics" is a lovely piece of literature, but on stage it rarely comes to life.


Bloomington's 'Bad Dates' better than none at all

THEATER REVIEW: Sara Marsh gives an antic performance as a woman who's unlucky in love.


'Grace' pairs theology and sitcom as four damaged souls interact

REVIEW: Craig Wright's work takes on a heavy topic with some humor.


Immigrants' dreams and fears lend heart to 'Flower Drum Song' at Park Square

REVIEW: Production by Mu Performing Arts and Park Square retains earnest soul and charm.


Much confusion but little mystery in Illusion Theater spy drama 'Miranda'

REVIEW: Illusion Theater's "Miranda" frustrates any attempt to understand the secretive world.


How Minnesota artists make a living: 'You are the CEO of your own company'

Artists are the original small-business folk, cobbling together a living from any number of pursuits that employ their skills and talents.


Review: The bizarre tragedy of a TV game-show winner, on stage in St. Paul

REVIEW: Sandbox Theatre's take on a bizarre game-show contestant doesn't reach deep enough.