Coming off a critically acclaimed a three-week critically-acclaimed run in New Orleans, Keith Moon: The Real Me, comes to The Dragon Theatre in Redwood City for three performances only.
Keith Moon: The Real Me explodes on the stage with the turmoil and excitement of the wildest drummer in rock and roll history. A living legend during his lifetime, Keith Moon still stands as the pinnacle of rock-star extremism—both in life and music. The play explores the mind of Keith Moon, as he attempts to save himself from the unbearable burden of living up to (or down to) his self-created legend of ‘Moon the Loon'. As Keith attempts to save himself, he takes the audience on a journey through his early struggles, his joining The Who, and their rise as one of the world’s greatest rock bands. By the show’s end, the audience intimately knows the man behind the myth—his acute vulnerability and insecurity, and his struggle to escape the ever-looming rock and roll crash landing.
Written and Performed by Mick Berry
Songs by Pete Townshend
Directed by Nancy Carlin
Music Directed by Frank Simes of The Who
Please Note: This show includes explicit language and mature themes of drug use and sexuality. Parental discretion is advised.
What the critics are saying:
“A tour de force performance….Keith Moon: The Real Me is much more than a concert recreation...channel’s Moon’s persona…Berry is incandescent as Moon…musicology research is spot on…Berry’s acting as close as can be to a real historical figure…not just for rock enthusiasts…a well crafted dramatic biography that anyone who follows pop culture can enjoy.”
Steve Murray, For All Events
“Keith Moon: The Real Me takes us inside the mind of Moon... a precarious journey that is the highwire act of rock and roll stardom…Berry is a powerful, skilled drummer, and recreates (with almost perfect accuracy) Moon’s brilliant drumming…a touching if ultimately tragic story…tempered by the bouquet of stardom and artistic genius that was The Who’s music.”
Patrick Thomas Talkin’ Broadway
“Reborn Who drummer Keith Moon rocks Mill Valley…Mick Berry doesn’t just tell the story…he also plays Moon’s drum parts on some of the band’s biggest hits. Sometimes…both at the same time…wonderfully dynamic…Even when he’s drumming on his legs…it’s terribly compelling…eerie accuracy…when he picks up those sticks, he’s on fire. Sam Hurwitt, Marin Independent Journal
"Musical History and Theatrical Genius" Loretta Janca,
SF Bay Area Director
“Fantastic…absolutely incredible job…of actually trying to take on the life essence. You almost really believe he’s playing right there along with The Who.”
Alan Smason, “Stepping Out”, New Orleans, LA
“Berry replicates the drum parts that are too good to miss including a note for note Won’t Get Fooled Again.”
Keith Spera, “Eat Play Live”, The New Orleans Advocate