Virtual Performance of Elliot & Me

  • May 7, 2021
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Details

….Sonoma Arts Live presents Elliot & Me, a musical comedy based on the real lives of successful songwriter Elliot Willensky and his younger brother Steven. The show will be available for streaming “on demand” May 7th and 8th. Details to obtain the link can be found at sonomaartslive.org.

The premise: Two brothers have written a 2-man show they are preparing to pitch to legendary Broadway producer Max Stone. It’s a heartfelt story of brotherly love based on the true and powerful bond that has grown through the years. Elliot is a charming, free-spirited ladies' man overflowing with talent and joie de vivre... with a knack for driv-ing Steven crazy. Elliot and Steven both reflect on the volatile ups and downs of their shared experiences – from their raucous “wonder years” growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey; to the painful conflict when Elliot defies the expectations of his traditional mid-dle-class family and drops out of medical school to write pop songs; to Elliot's rise to stardom writing hits for The 5th Dimension, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, and Steven’s starry-eyed admiration for his Hollywood lifestyle; and eventually to their role reversals, when Elliot’s career hits a few bumps in the road and he needs to rely on Steven for help. The 18-song score includes several of Elliot’s hits, including “Got to Be There,” “If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful,” “I’m My Brother’s Keeper,” and the show-stopping “The Singer.” Elliot and Me is filled with humor, colorful personalities, unexpected situations, and uplifting musical moments.