If Justin Roberts writes music and lyrics in a forest and nobody hears it, does it make a sound?
OK, that's a bunch of nonsense. If Justin Roberts writes music and lyrics for a musical taking place in a forest and other people sing it, is it the same thing as a Justin Roberts song?
Let's explain then -- Roberts wrote the songs for Hansel & Gretel: A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat, a brand new musical aimed at young crowd that's now playing in Chicago. You can hear one complete track, "Crumb by Crumb" -- this is the story of Hansel and Gretel, after all -- and immediately you can hear how Roberts' affinity for wordplay, narrative, and emotional truth would translate well to the (off-)Broadway stage.
Cast of Hansel and Gretel - "Crumb by Crumb" (music and lyrics by Justin Roberts)