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Magician Richard Bloch

Sep 16, 2018

Monthly thru November

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UPCOMING SHOWS:
September 16
October 28
November 18

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 T.V. gig, as assistant to Dick DuBois, T.V.'s first Magic Clown, on the DuMont television network in New York City. And so it began.

Rich has become one of the busiest corporate entertainers in the world. He is a frequent headliner on Las Vegas and Atlantic City stages, a motivational speaker (Rich is a two-time recipient of the coveted "Blackstone Award" from the International Platform Association), author and playwright. He has served as scriptwriter and magic consultant to the legendary Orson Welles (who once introduced Rich as "an Edison of Magic") and to various theater companies, including the Folger Shakespeare Theater in Washington. He has been a five-time nominee for Stage Magician of the Year and is a 2006 Fellowship recipient at Hollywood's famed Magic Castle.

Rich also has a long history in magic as an inventor, (out of magic, too -- he holds a patent on a device to assist disabled ice skaters), builder and performer. He is the originator of more than a hundred effects used worldwide by professional magicians.

In 2010, Rich opened Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville, Delaware, which has quickly become a favorite entertainment spot for both local residents and tourists, as well as a much desired venue for performing magicians from all over the world. And, he is the founder of the highly successful "Magic Castle At Sea" program, exclusive to Crystal Cruises, which provides their vessels with world class magic performers on every cruise.

At home in Washington, D.C., he lives with his wife, Susan, a Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University, a Golden Doodle and a parrot that does card tricks.