THE INSIDE STORY - RALPH BEGLEITER

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM
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Chris Capehart

May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Capehart possesses the ability of superior sleight-of hand. His skills at close-up magic are no less astonishing. His signature effects are "The Miser's Dream," and "The 3 Ring Routine," which is one of the cornerstones of magical illusions and has earned him the title "The Ring Master." *All Performances subject to change **All Performers Subject to change with out notice.
 

Francis Menotti

May 31, 2018 - Jun 2, 2018
Having been a full time professional magician since 2000, Francis Menotti has captivated and amazed audiences all over the world with a distinct, original and unforgettable style. Today he performs almost exclusively for private functions to corporate events and fundraisers. He is a frequent performer at New York’s longest running magic show, Monday Night Magic, as well as the famed Hollywood Magic Castle club in California. His performances have taken him all across the U.S. to Paris, London, and as far as Stockholm, Sweden. In 2008, Francis was an invited performer to President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Whether performing in-the-hands close-up for hospitality suites or headlining for conventions onstage in Las Vegas, Francis blends his experience in acting and stand-up comedy with over 25 years of study of sleight-of-hand. His primary focus is to leave his audiences with lasting memories of not just the magic, but uniquely personal experiences to last a lifetime. Outside of performing for the public, Francis has written and directed for magicians all around the world. This past fall, he completed a two week lecture and performance tour of England, and is headed to Italy this spring for the same. He currently is a product reviewer for MAGIC Magazine, the Magic world’s top industry periodical, and he continues to write and create magic for professional performers everywhere. *All Performances subject to change **All Performers Subject to change with out notice.
 

Eric Dittleman

Jun 7, 2018 - Jun 9, 2018
Ever wonder what it would be like to know what someone else was thinking? What if you knew exactly what someone else was going to do before they did it? Eric Dittelman knows what that’s like and has been reading minds at theaters, colleges, comedy clubs, and corporate events all across the country. Often known by just his surname, Dittelman combines amazing mind reading with stand-up and improvisational comedy. In 2012, he blew audiences away as a semi-finalist and judges' favorite on season 7 of NBC's "America's Got Talent." He has also appeared as a guest on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and was featured in "Entertainment Weekly", "Rolling Stone", and even "The National Enquirer". He has studied improve comedy with Upright Citizens Brigade, Improve Boston and Second City. He was nominated "Fastest Rising Star" and recently won 2015's "Best Male Performer Award" by Campus Activities Magazine. Tickets on Sale Soon. *All Performances subject to change **All Performers Subject to change with out notice.
 

Mystique

Jun 14, 2018 - Jun 16, 2018
“MYSTIQUE” With his unique style and diverse background, Mystique the magician captivates audiences of all ages with amazing feats of jawdropping spellbinding magic illusions and prestidigitation. For more than 2 decades Mystique has consistantly wowed and mystified audiences with his act. Mystique has performed all over the country. Mystique is an all around showman and unique performer. *All Performances subject to change **All Performers Subject to change with out notice.
 

DENNY CORBY

Jun 21, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Denny fell in love with magic as a young kid growing up in Scranton, PA. His parents did everything they could to stir up his enthusiasm. They enrolled Denny in every magic class he could find and encouraged him to perform for friends and family as often as possible. The kid had a clear knack for entertainment. Denny worked his tail off in the "real world.” Still, he couldn’t leave magic behind. Denny’s family encouraged him to step out and take a risk in doing what he truly loved. Denny Corby is a wildly successful magician, entertainer and keynote speaker. Through appearances on major cable networks like Fox and NBC, Denny has graced television screens across the country. Wherever you meet him, Denny is guaranteed to make your day. He's a warm-hearted goofball who lives to make people laugh and see them smile. Wherever you find him, Denny will probably drop what he’s doing and make you smile. *All Performances subject to change **All Performers Subject to change with out notice.
 

Peter Samelson

Jun 27, 2018 - Jul 2, 2018
Peter Samelson insists that he doesn¹t do magic; he only helps people to see it. He is an illusionist / entertainer / philosopher, blending simplicity and sophistication as he provokes thought and inspires wonder. Within the magic community, Peter is highly regarded as a performer, lecturer and author. Christened the soft-spoken conceptualist of sorcery by the New York Times, Peter has distinguished himself not only as a magician, but as an artist. He has performed atop the Great Wall of China, for Mexican peasants and Grand Prix race car drivers, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, the jet-set of Paris and the fishermen mending their nets on the beaches of Cartegena. Peter performs and designs for television, film and theater. Most recently he created magic for Sam Mendes productions (for BAM and The Old Vic) of Cherry Orchard and Winters Tale. The New York Times referred to one creation as a charming theatre. Other projects including the musical Houdini, the films What About Bob and Whispers in the Dark, hosting a syndicated 13 part Magic series, and appearances on the Today Show, CNN¹s Sonya Live! and the PBS Special, The Art of Magic. He has also created and starred in two critically acclaimed one-man Off-Broadway shows; The Magician and PaperWork. *Performance subject to change. **Performer subject to change with out notice.
 

Rich Bloch

Jul 3, 2018 - Jul 10, 2018
In 1946, famed comics Bud Abbott and Lou Costello asked Billie Bloch, Rich’s mom, for permission to have her three-year-old son stay in Hollywood and begin a career in show business under their tutelage. Billie declined, whisking her son back to the safety of the east coast. But the hook was set. By age seven, Rich was hanging around stage doors and doing magic shows. At eight, he landed his first TV gig, as assistant to Dick DuBois, TV’s first Magic Clown, on the DuMont television network in New York City. And so it began. Rich entertains audiences worldwide including at corporate events, on cruise lines, in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, and most recently, for the past two years at Washington, DC’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre presenting his original one-man show “Best Kept Secrets”. Rich is a two-time recipient of the coveted “Blackstone Award” from the International Platform Association, a six-time nominee for Stage Magician of the Year, and is a 2006 Fellowship recipient at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle. Rich is also a magician’s magician. He has invented over 80 magic effects, many of which were sold through Rich’s magic manufacturing studio, “Collectors’ Workshop” where each effect was handmade by artisans on a farm in Middleburg, Virginia. Rich also holds a patent for a device he invented used by ice skaters with special needs. Very early in his magic career, Rich served as a scriptwriter and magic consultant to the legendary Orson Welles, who referred to Rich as “an Edison of Magic.” Rich has also served in various magic capacities to several theater companies including the Folger Shakespeare Theater in Washington, DC and, for 20 years, produced the World Magic Seminar, in conjunction with Siegfried and Roy and Lance Burton, hosting thousands of magicians from around the world. Now, Rich, and his wife Sue, host you at the magical Dickens Parlour Theatre. What began as a 75-year-old house and backyard garage, is now the arena for magicians from around the world to entertain you here in Millville, Delaware. “The Parlour”, an adjoining meet, greet and eat spot, opened in February 2011, where the fun continues after the theater performance in the ambiance of a cozy Victorian salon filled with antiques, secret bookcases, and more to delight and intrigue the magical spark in each of us. *All Performances subject to change **All Performers Subject to change with out notice.
 

Mark Phillips

Jul 11, 2018 - Jul 17, 2018
Mark has delighted audiences in 37 countries as well as headlining on the highest rated cruise lines, he is one of only 12 magicians in the last century to be given the National Theatre's "Star of Magic" award. His show will continually defy your expectations and be marveled by his breathtaking skill in classics like the Linking Rings and laugh at his hilarious comedic ability to improvise a story using a shuffled deck of cards. This is sure to be a fun filled evening for the entire family! *All Performances subject to change **All Performers Subject to change with out notice.
 

Brian Curry

Jul 18, 2018 - Jul 24, 2018
As a young man he spent many hours having been made to sit in the corner. The reasons were always innocent, but endless. Magician Brian Curry is one of DC’s busiest magicians. He was awarded the National Theatre’s ‘All Stars of Magic Award’ and was called “Northern Virginia’s Most Popular Magician” by the Washington Post. As “King of his own imaginary kingdom,” Brian has taken the area by storm being featured on CBS, Fox and NBC news channels. *All Performances subject to change **All Performers Subject to change with out notice.
 

Chris Capehart

Jul 25, 2018 - Jul 30, 2018
Capehart possesses the ability of superior sleight-of hand. His skills at close-up magic are no less astonishing. His signature effects are "The Miser's Dream," and "The 3 Ring Routine," which is one of the cornerstones of magical illusions and has earned him the title "The Ring Master." *All Performances subject to change **All Performers Subject to change with out notice.
 

Rich Bloch

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 7:00 PM
In 1946, famed comics Bud Abbott and Lou Costello asked Billie Bloch, Rich’s mom, for permission to have her three-year-old son stay in Hollywood and begin a career in show business under their tutelage. Billie declined, whisking her son back to the safety of the east coast. But the hook was set. By age seven, Rich was hanging around stage doors and doing magic shows. At eight, he landed his first TV gig, as assistant to Dick DuBois, TV’s first Magic Clown, on the DuMont television network in New York City. And so it began. Rich entertains audiences worldwide including at corporate events, on cruise lines, in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, and most recently, for the past two years at Washington, DC’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre presenting his original one-man show “Best Kept Secrets”. Rich is a two-time recipient of the coveted “Blackstone Award” from the International Platform Association, a six-time nominee for Stage Magician of the Year, and is a 2006 Fellowship recipient at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle. Rich is also a magician’s magician. He has invented over 80 magic effects, many of which were sold through Rich’s magic manufacturing studio, “Collectors’ Workshop” where each effect was handmade by artisans on a farm in Middleburg, Virginia. Rich also holds a patent for a device he invented used by ice skaters with special needs. Very early in his magic career, Rich served as a scriptwriter and magic consultant to the legendary Orson Welles, who referred to Rich as “an Edison of Magic.” Rich has also served in various magic capacities to several theater companies including the Folger Shakespeare Theater in Washington, DC and, for 20 years, produced the World Magic Seminar, in conjunction with Siegfried and Roy and Lance Burton, hosting thousands of magicians from around the world. Now, Rich, and his wife Sue, host you at the magical Dickens Parlour Theatre. What began as a 75-year-old house and backyard garage, is now the arena for magicians from around the world to entertain you here in Millville, Delaware. “The Parlour”, an adjoining meet, greet and eat spot, opened in February 2011, where the fun continues after the theater performance in the ambiance of a cozy Victorian salon filled with antiques, secret bookcases, and more to delight and intrigue the magical spark in each of us. *All Performances subject to change **All Performers Subject to change with out notice.
 

Ran'D Shine

Aug 1, 2018 - Aug 6, 2018
With the flick of a wrist, the Philadelphia native has become a global phenomenon by wowing the most diverse and wildly appreciative audiences for more than a decade. His unique style and presentation so impressed President Barrack Obama that he was invited to be a special performer for the "Salute to Heroes" at the 44th Presidential Inauguration Banquet and Ball in 2009. Shortly thereafter he headed across the Atlantic to Capetown, South Africa where he performed his one-man show, "Mysterious Ways", which was also selected for 20 performances at The South African National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa. As one of the most sought after magicians on the college circuit, the pioneering performer continues to astonish and amaze audiences with his craft. His brand of magical comedy and entertainment has been on display at Hollywood's 'Magic Castle' as well as 'Monday Night Magic', New York's longest running Off-Broadway magic show. *All Performances subject to change **All Performers Subject to change with out notice.
 

Rich Bloch

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 7:00 PM
In 1946, famed comics Bud Abbott and Lou Costello asked Billie Bloch, Rich’s mom, for permission to have her three-year-old son stay in Hollywood and begin a career in show business under their tutelage. Billie declined, whisking her son back to the safety of the east coast. But the hook was set. By age seven, Rich was hanging around stage doors and doing magic shows. At eight, he landed his first TV gig, as assistant to Dick DuBois, TV’s first Magic Clown, on the DuMont television network in New York City. And so it began. Rich entertains audiences worldwide including at corporate events, on cruise lines, in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, and most recently, for the past two years at Washington, DC’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre presenting his original one-man show “Best Kept Secrets”. Rich is a two-time recipient of the coveted “Blackstone Award” from the International Platform Association, a six-time nominee for Stage Magician of the Year, and is a 2006 Fellowship recipient at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle. Rich is also a magician’s magician. He has invented over 80 magic effects, many of which were sold through Rich’s magic manufacturing studio, “Collectors’ Workshop” where each effect was handmade by artisans on a farm in Middleburg, Virginia. Rich also holds a patent for a device he invented used by ice skaters with special needs. Very early in his magic career, Rich served as a scriptwriter and magic consultant to the legendary Orson Welles, who referred to Rich as “an Edison of Magic.” Rich has also served in various magic capacities to several theater companies including the Folger Shakespeare Theater in Washington, DC and, for 20 years, produced the World Magic Seminar, in conjunction with Siegfried and Roy and Lance Burton, hosting thousands of magicians from around the world. Now, Rich, and his wife Sue, host you at the magical Dickens Parlour Theatre. What began as a 75-year-old house and backyard garage, is now the arena for magicians from around the world to entertain you here in Millville, Delaware. “The Parlour”, an adjoining meet, greet and eat spot, opened in February 2011, where the fun continues after the theater performance in the ambiance of a cozy Victorian salon filled with antiques, secret bookcases, and more to delight and intrigue the magical spark in each of us. *All Performances subject to change **All Performers Subject to change with out notice.
 

John George

Aug 8, 2018 - Aug 14, 2018
The award-winning, highly sought-after John George is a master entertainer who deftly engages audiences with hilarious jokes and friendly banter while dazzling them with his dexterity and technical skill in illusions and sleight-of-hand magic. The result is a funny, entertaining and unforgettable experience that explains why he’s so beloved by magic fans everywhere. John George travels the world starring in his own action-packed performances at corporate /private and public events, and at exclusive venues such as the world-famous The Magic Castle in Los Angeles. John George also performs as part of the two-man team The Magical Misfits. At a John George show, expect to be challenged — and to not always trust your eyes! *All Performances subject to change **All Performers Subject to change with out notice.
 

Andrew Goldenhersh

Aug 15, 2018 - Aug 28, 2018
Andrew Goldenhersh ranks among today’s elite masters of magic, drawing thunderous acclaim around the globe. His skill and style have mesmerized audiences from Hollywood to the Far East, and all points in between. A perennial honoree at the legendary Magic Castle, Andrew has received accolades from the prestigious Academy of Magical Arts. Having been voted the Academy's "Parlour Magician of the Year" in 2009 & 2010, Andrew is the only magician to have been nominated for both Close-up Magician of the Year and Parlour Magician of the Year for twelve years in a row. Andrew is held in high esteem by his peers in entertainment, including Las Vegas superstar Lance Burton (who calls him a "genius") and the world renowned David Copperfield (who licensed and performs one of Andrew's signature routines). The celebrity list of whom Andrew has entertained includes Johnny Depp, Ringo Starr, P!nk, Sheryl Crow, Rod Stewart, Dustin Hoffman, Nicolas Cage, Jason Alexander, Demi Moore, Teri Hatcher, Tony Shalhoub, Steve Carell, Jane Fonda, Robin Leach, Michael Ovitz, and many more. *All Performances subject to change **All Performers Subject to change with out notice.
 

The STETSON Experience

Aug 27, 2018 - Aug 30, 2018
Jon Stetson "America's Master Mentalist" is the one entertainer in America who truly understands the meaning and importance of capturing the mindshare and heart share of his audience. The Stetson Experience is Intelligent, Interactive, Fun! Over the past 30 Years President Bush, President Carter, The King of Sweden, The Royal Family of Monaco, Bob Kraft & The New England Patriots, Fortune 1000 organizations, associations and celebrity audiences have experienced Jon Stetson worldwide. As well as Television appearances on CBS, PBS, The History Channel, and the A&E Network Corporate America's most unique entertainment experience is almost impossible to describe… Mind Reading has never been this much fun! Jon observes people's patterns and steps inside their heads. He knows what you're thinking, he really does The results are Amazing, Motivational, Inspirational, and Hilarious. *All Performances subject to change **All Performers Subject to change with out notice.
 

Dave Cox

Aug 29, 2018 - Sep 4, 2018
Dave Cox is hilarious. And I'm not just saying that because I'm his quickly thrown together Web Page. He's very, very funny. More than that, he'll fool the pants off of you. And then he'll very politely give them back, unlike some of those weaselly trouser stealing magicians I'm sure you've heard so much about. *All Performances subject to change **All Performers Subject to change with out notice.
 

Magic Gift Certificate

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The perfect gift for the person who has everything, or for anyone who might need a little magic to brighten their day. Gift Certificates are good for any regularly scheduled magic show offering at Dickens (sometimes we have special performances, such as fund raisers or non-magic events- this certificate is not redeemable for those performances.) A PDF Ticket is emailed to you that you can print out, or if you would prefer a paper gift certificate mailed out please leave a comment in your order with the name and address of the recipient. Please make sure you contact us for reservations: Holding this ticket does not mean we have a reserved seat for you, and we don't want you to be disappointed. So call us at 302-829-1071 to reserve your seat.
 

VIP CLUB

MEMBERSHIP DONATION
Part of the endearing charm of our Victorian Parlour atmosphere is its intimacy. Patrons and performers alike enjoy the close up and personal aspect of a 60 seat venue. However, the obvious restriction on ticket revenues means we must derive our support from additional sources. You can provide very meaningful help by joining the VIP Club. Your $50 membership donation (may be tax deductible) will gain you a full $5 discount on each of up to 4 tickets for every regular scheduled Dickens Parlour Theatre Magic performance during the 2018 calendar year and the best VIP seating available at time of purchase. You will receive receipt of your VIP Membership, followed by your discount Coupon Code for online ticket orders.

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