Before Jane was a children's entertainer, she was in a rock band with her music partner and husband, John. Here is her first headshot and some other photos with her band!
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Such fond memories Merissa had growing up with a Grandfather who expertly showed her the magic of ventriloquism. That's Alex Smallwood, and boy was he a character!
What a blast we had performing at the 2017 Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia! Such a wonderful group of people we had the fortune of working with and an amazing crowd of costumed kids and parents we had the privilege of performing for. We also got a chance to meet some grown up costumed characters, some of them working and some just dressed up for fun!
The Mercer County Festival is always one filled with joy and laughter as kids of all ages gather to watch our shows. We captured a few photos of some groups of kids who made our performances that much more special by being a part of our audience participation through singing, dancing, and kindness towards our puppet friends. Another wonderful experience!
Here is our dear father/grandfather Bob Münstedt performing in Boston with the late great Bob Hope. They met each other while both entertaining the troupes in World War II.
What an absolute blast to be able to perform once again for the children and parents of New Jersey at this incredible annual festival! I had such special groups of kids participate with me, singing and dancing through 9 performances over the course of the weekend. Here are a few of the groups I got the chance to take a photo with! Thank you for hanging out with me! Until next year!
Jane used to dress up as "Granny", her great-great-great-great grandmother who would suddenly take over her live show and rile the kids up with her song and dance. Merissa and Chloe appear in these photos along with some of their friends. Chloe might have been coerced into this photoshoot (as is evident per her expressions).
How cool to make $40 to paint faces at the age of 15?! When we lived in Florida, our mom Jane would add on an additional fee for our services as a professional Facepainting Fairy.
Grandpa would let us try out Alex Smallwood to see if we could make him talk!
Here's a photo from 1993 of the first children's entertainer in our family, Bob Munstedt. He loved playing that accordion (shown in his backyard in Needham, Massachusetts).
What a blast once again at the Fall for Arts Festival on Roosevelt Island! Despite the sun shower earlier in the day, that didn't stop Roosevelt Islanders from coming out and joining in on the celebration. We had a wonderful group of kids and parents at our performance. Thanks so much for the fun time!
Wow! Another fabulous experience performing this past weekend at the Mercer County Italian American Festival! Those New Jersians sure know how to have fun!
Here are some of the awesome kids that I got a chance to meet!
Welcome to our new website! We are so happy to have you here, and can't wait to keep you updated on all of the ventures our company has been diving into over the past year. We also want to use this blog to share with you the history of our family and how we got to the wacky world of living and working together in our family brownstone in Brooklyn, NY.