Arizona Storytellers: Evan Roberts

By KJZZ News
Published: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 10:28pm
Updated: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 12:05pm

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

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 sometimes share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them in general. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series. 


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 Roberts puts it.

In his junior year, Roberts 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, Roberts 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.

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