“KEITH MOON: THE REAL ME” – THE STORY OF THE LEGENDARY DRUMMER OF THE WHO
es, CA, May 8, 2019 – “Keith Moon: The Real Me” explodes on the stage with the turmoil and excitement of the wildest drummer in rock and roll. 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 (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. “Keith Moon: The Real Me” opens on June 7 at The Broadwater Second Stage, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038.
“Great to hear classic Who material. A tour de force that had the audience on its feet on multiple occasions.” For All Events
“Mick Berry takes us inside the mind of Moon to reveal the insanity. He recreates (with almost perfect accuracy) Moon’s brilliant drumming . . . thrilling" Talkin’ Broadway
Written and Performed by Mick Berry; Directed by Nancy Carlin; Musical Director: Frank Simes; Presented by: Fringe Management, LLC
WHERE: The Broadwater Second Stage, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Friday, June 07, 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 15, 5:00 PM
Thursday, June 20, 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 22, 11:30 PM
Saturday, June 27, 6:30 PM
Running Time: 1 hour – Ages 12+
TICKETS: $15.00 – https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/6037
After its world premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Keith Moon: The Real Me will be presented at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe 31 July – 26 August at the prestigious Gilded Balloon.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Mick Berry (Writer) Cited by the San Francisco Chronicle as a “local phenom”, Mick has previously written and performed three critically acclaimed one-man shows; “What’s My Mantra?”, “Dad Fought Hitler, the Bottle & Me”, and “Beats Working (A Young Man’s Show Biz Journey from Insecurity to Low Self-Esteem)”. He has been a stand-up comic, worked with San Francisco, Marin and California Shakespeare, California Conservatory Theatre, and San Francisco Mime Troupe. He is also co-author of three books, including “The Drummer’s Bible” which has sold over 20,000 copies to date.
Nancy Carlin (Director) is the director of solo performers Dylan Brody (Dylan Brody’s Driving Hollywood), Trevor Allen (Working for the Mouse), Roger Grunwald (The Obligation), and Arje Shaw (Magic Hands Freddy). A former company member of the American Conservatory Theater and longtime associate artist with California Shakespeare Theater, Nancy is a member of PlayGround. She has performed and directed extensively in regional theaters, including A.C.T., Berkeley Repertory Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Aurora Theater Company, Shotgun Players, Center Rep, Marin Theater Company, African-American Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Jewel Theater and the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. She co-authored the musical, Max Understood, which was developed at the O’Neill National Music Theatre Conference and the New York Musical Theater Festival and had its premiere in SF in 2015. Nancy is the recipient of numerous Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle and DramaLogue awards for best Principle Performance, Best Supporting Performance, and Best Director.
Frank Simes (Musical Director) is Musical Director for The Who and Roger Daltrey. He has recorded and performed with Mick Jagger, Stevie Nicks, Martha Davis (of The Motels) and with Don Henley—as a guitarist and vocalist, and soon after as a songwriter when he co-wrote “Workin’ It” and “Goodbye to a River”. He has received awards for platinum records, as well as several nominations for Grammy awards.
Fringe Management, LLC (Production Company) has produced over 50 shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 2001 (winning them the coveted Spirt of the Fringe Award), including the Fringe First winner “runt,” “This is So Not About the Simpsons” (starring Harry Shearer) and several productions featuring The Pajama Men (Perrier Best Newcomer Nominee, Times Dubble Act award, Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festival Winners). Its other producing credits include “Richard Parker” at the Hollywood Fringe Festival (Best International Production) and “Bukowsical” (Best Musical, New York International Fringe Festival).