Arizona Storytellers: Evan Roberts

By KJZZ News
Published: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 10:28pm

Audio icon Download mp3 (7.13 MB)

KJZZ partners with The Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series.


Evan Roberts
Carlos Salcedo/ArizonaRepublic
Evan Roberts shares his story at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix on Dec. 20, 2017.

Evan Roberts was a music major and performer in college.

For two years, he was cast in his college's "Holiday Spectacular" and it was a big deal. Elaborate costumes, dancing, singing -- it was the most Christmassy thing in small-town Ohio, as Evan puts it.

In his junior year, Evan was tired and didn’t really want to be in the show again. But he still auditioned in order to fulfill his scholarship requirements. And to his delight, Evan was cast as a what they call a "pit singer" in that year’s holiday spectacular.

Evan Roberts is the marketing director for the Storytellers Project and the Storytellers Brand Studio.

If you like this story, Donate Now!