Rich Bloch

Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 15, 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.


Francis Menotti Winter Whimsy Holiday-ish FAMILY SHOW

Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018

Join Francis Menotti & Lindsey Noel for a whimsical evening of magic, mentalism, comedy, and fun for all ages! 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.


Francis Menotti & Lindsey Noel 9 PM ADULT SHOW

Dec 21, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018

A brand new not-so-family-friendly comedy magic show featuring all the wit, charm, and mind-blowing illusion Francis Menotti is lauded for, but with a slightly salacious shift in tone. Special guest (and sharp-witted mentalist) Lindsey Noel joins in the performance for a truly memorable evening of magic, mirth, and a little bit of dirt. This experience contains some profanity, mild sexual innuendo, a bit of tasteful partial nudity, and a LOT of saucy, fun audience interaction, so no one under 18 allowed.

*All Performances subject to change


Children's Magic Show with Tom Foolery

Dec 27, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018
Our Children’s Magic Show with Tom Foolery is a wonder and joy for children of all ages. Unlike other magic performances that are geared towards an older audience, even the youngest of children may attend and experience the intrigue of Magic! All children must be accompanied by an adult. *Shows are subject to minimum audience attendance.
  • Performance subject to change

Keith Fields and Lady Sarah – Changing the world one laugh at a time!

Dec 27, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018

Amazing magic, hilarious comedy, and a delectable insight into the life of two very un-ordinary people. They were described as ‘Aliens of extraordinary ability’ by the US government and they bring their distinctly British sense of humor to every show. Keith Fields is a world champion magician and headline comedian; Lady Sarah is a real English lady with a penchant for shoes, she does her best to keep everything in some semblance of control! And if everything turns to custard they are British, so they will make a cup of tea and we can all have some crumpets! **Performer subject to change with out notice.


New Years Eve "Early" Celebration

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Rich and Sue Bloch cordially invite you and your family to NEW YEARS EARLY! Join us early on New Year’s Eve at Dickens Parlour Theatre for a special round of magic, mirth and munchies. In the comfort of our Victorian parlour, we’ll serve you great hors d’oeuvres and beverages (all food, champagne, party favors, entertainment and non-alcoholic drinks included) while Rich Bloch and his squad of Miracle Merlins entertain you with close up Magic.

Doors open at 3:00pm., one-hour show at 3:30pm. Then, at 4:30pm, courtesy of Dickens’ special Magic, PRESTO it will be New Years! What a great idea: CELEBRATE NEW YEARS WITH THE FAMILY! *Performance subject to change




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 an email receipt of your VIP Membership and your discount “Coupon Code” for online or telephone ticket reservations.


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