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Magician Randy Forster astonishes the crowd at Holiday Inn Oceanfront, hosted by Dickens Parlour Theatre, last year. He is slated to return this summer, July 30-31 and Aug. 29 to Sept. 4. 

(July 6, 2018) Magic is in the air at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront on 67th Street, with Dickens on the Road magic shows returning for its sixth year.

The nightly magic shows feature 10 magicians throughout a three-month period, which started on Wednesday, June 27, and runs until Sept. 4.

“These are all world-class magicians,” said Jay Read, theater assistant manager. “They aren’t part-timers, that’s what their profession is – just magic, and they travel all around the country.

“Getting world-class magicians to come to a small area that may never get to see these kinds of entertainers otherwise is incredible, especially at that price,” he added.

Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Children under 3 years old get in free.

“There’s movies and mini golf but there’s very few live entertainment venues for magicians,” Read said. “[The hotel is] one of the last few live entertainment venues.”

Peter Samelson is awe-inspiring audience members with his illusions and thought-provoking philosophy tricks from now through July 10.

“Each magician has a different show,” Read said. “We don’t have any mentalists performing this summer but we do have some magicians that do some mind reading during their act.”

British magicians Keith and Lady Sarah take the stage with prop magic July 11-17.

See Mark Phillips July 18-24 and Tom Foolery July 25-29.

Randy Forster, a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, will educate the audience with magic lessons twice this season from July 30-31 and Aug. 29 to Sept. 4.

Check out Chris Capehart, Aug. 1-7; Ran’D Shine, Aug. 8-14; and Francis Menotti, Aug. 15-21.

Dave Cox, an award-winning magician, is a member of the Magic Castle in Hollywood, and has been on countless television shows, entertained celebrities and corporations, and performed all over the world. He will be in Ocean City Aug. 22-28.

This is the sixth year Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville, Delaware, has brought its professional acts to the resort.

The performances are followed by a meet and greet, where audience members can experience the magic up-close. Drinks and snacks can be purchased before or after shows.

Dickens on the Road Magic shows take place every night through Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. on the first floor in the Sandcastle room, which has been converted into a theatre at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront on 67th Street.

Tickets can be reserved by calling 410-524-1600, at the hotel reception desk, or by visiting www.ocmagicshow.com.

Dickens Parlour Theatre kicked off its ninth season this year in Millville with nightly shows running simultaneously with the Ocean City performances at 7 p.m. Visit www.dptmagic.com for a list of shows in its Delaware location.

Magician Schedule:

July 3-10 – Peter Samelson

July 11-17 – Keith Fields and Lady Sarah

July 18-24 – Mark Phillips

July 25-29 – Tom Foolery

July 30-31 – Randy Forster

Aug. 1-7 – Chris Capehart

Aug. 8-14 – Ran’D Shine

Aug. 15-21 – Francis Menotti

Aug. 22-28 – Dave Cox

Aug. 29 to Sept. 4 – Randy Forster (Tentative)

*(Subject to change)

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