Meet the Artists
The Bob Brown Puppets
The Bob Brown Puppets are one of the nation's leading producers of professional children's theater, touring throughout the eastern and midwestern United States.
Their many sponsors include the Smithsonian's Discovery Theater, Wolf Trap Farm Park for the performing arts, the White House, National Theater, and many major symphony orchestras throughout the United States and overseas. Young people recognize Bob and Judy Brown from their many guest appearances on MR. ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD.
They have been a major children's theater company for the past forty years, offering the finest in children's education and entertainment and performing to over 300,000 children a year.
Rheda Becker is recognized as one of the outstanding professionals in the specialized art of the musical narrator. She made her debut in 1974 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and since then has appeared with them frequently as the speaker in works by Britten, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Schoenberg, Schuller and Tchaikovsky. She recently performed Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat.
In addition to guest performances with symphony orchestras throughout the United States, including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ms. Becker has performed with chamber ensembles at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Boston’s Gardner Museum, and the Library of Congress. Her repertoire includes a wide variety of works ranging from the 14th century narrative, Le Roman de Fauvel, which she performed with the Folger Consort, to compositions by composers of the present day. She was the narrator in world premieres by the composers Ernst Krenek, Earl Kim, Robert Hall Lewis and Jonathan Holland.