Ocean City Today

Magicians set to perform in Ocean City this summer

By Kara Hallissey | Jun 29, 2017

(June 30, 2017) Professional magicians have already begun to amaze audiences at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront on 67th Street with Dickens on the Road shows returning for its fifth year.

The nightly magic shows feature eight magicians throughout a two-month period, which started on Wednesday and runs until Aug. 29.

“It is a unique experience for visitors to Ocean City,” said Jason Gulshen, general manager at Holiday Inn Oceanfront. “It’s always fun to watch a group of strangers all sharing laughs and by the end of the show working together to try to figure out how certain tricks were performed.”

Another summer of magic kicks off with Kevin Bethea, who has been astonishing audiences for more than 25 years with his illusions and sleight-of-hand skills. He will be performing every night at 7 p.m. until July 4.

“These are world-class performers who do hundreds of shows each year throughout the country and the world,” Gulshen said. “Some have performed on various popular television talent shows recently and now will be performing live in Ocean City.”

Following Bethea, Mark Phillips will show off his close-up card tricks and perfected sleight-of-hand from July 5-11.

“These shows are family-friendly productions that will have everyone in the crowd laughing and astonished,” Gulshen said.

Chris Capehart, who infuses comedy into his master magician performances with spellbinding illusions, will be performing July 12-18. His routine has earned him the title of “The Ring Master.”

It’s the fifth 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 enjoy an intimate, up-close show from the night’s magician. Drinks and snacks can be purchased before or after shows.

“These shows are of course great for families, but it is also fun for date nights, group outings and team building,” Gulshen said.

Dickens on the Road takes place every night through Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. in the conference room, which has been converted into a theatre at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront on 67th Street. All rainy days will have a 2 p.m. matinee.

Tickets cost $15 and are free for children under 3 years old. Tickets can be reserved by calling 410-524-1600 or visiting www.ocmagicshow.com.

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


Magician schedule:

June 28 to July 4 – Kevin Bethea

July 5-11 – Mark Phillips

July 12-18 –  Chris Capehart

July 19-24 –  Dave Cox

July 25 to Aug. 1 – Mystique

Aug. 2-8 – Francis Menotti

Aug. 9-15 – Ran’D Shine

Aug. 16-29 – Randy Forster

*(subject to change)

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