Robert Elhai

Composer, Orchestrator, Arranger

ROBERT ELHAI is a music composer and an orchestrator for over 130 film scores including Iron Man 3, Thor 2, the third, fourth, and fifth Fast and Furious movies, the third and fourth Batman movies, Across The Universe, The Sixth Sense, the first Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Oscar-winning score for Frida. His other projects include music for the Winesburg Trilogy Project (Untold Lies, Twisted Apples, and Answered Prayers) presented by Nautilus Music Theater at the Minnesota Fringe Festival successively in 2010, 2011, and 2012, C., a musical theatre adaption of Cyrano de Bergerac to be produced in the 2015-6 season at Theater Latte Da, as well as Persephone’s Sister, the final piece in Nautilus’ Ivey-Award–winning Sister Stories. 
As an orchestrator, he is the recipient of Tony and Drama Desk nominee for his work for the Broadway production of The Lion King. He has also done arrangements for Metallica’s Grammy Award-winning “S&M” (He also holds degrees from Yale University, Carleton College and the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati.) He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons.

    TWISTED APPLES Stories from Winesburg, Ohio 

TWISTED APPLES tells the stories of residents of Winesburg, Ohio, as they struggle to overcome loneliness and isolation, longing to create a life of the imagination in a small town in the late 1890s. Gorgeous melodies and expressive harmonies complement lyrics which are both clever and poignant, creating an extraordinary piece of musical storytelling that combines the accessibility of musical theater with the emotional scope of American opera.

Originally developed and presented as three separate one-acts in the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Nautilus has combined them into an integrated evening of operatic music-theater, featuring popular Nautilus performers Gary Briggle, Norah Long, JP Fitzgibbons, Eric Morris, and Joshua Hinck. TWISTED APPLES is brought to you by the same creative team from Nautilus’ recent production of THE FANTASTICKS, including stage director Ben Krywosz, scenic and costume designer Victoria Petrovich, lighting designer Mike Wangen, and music directors Jerry Rubino and Jill Dawe. 


9 performances only:

March 23, 24, 25, 27, 30, 31, April 1 @ 7:30 • $25 March 26, April 2 @ 2:00 • $20 

Presented at the Nautilus Studio
in Lowertown St Paul, 308 Prince St #190

Tickets through Brown Paper Tickets:

For more information, call 651-298-9913