"Hatch elicits gasps and murmurs with his baffling magic."
– Houston Chronicle
"He’s a master of deception."
– New Haven Journal-Courier
Your clients and guests will be amazed, amused and engaged by the sleight of hand and psychological deceptions of corporate magician Richard Hatch! His unique expertise has entranced and informed travel agents in Budapest and Taipei and petroleum engineers in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Sugar Ray Leonard, Arsenio Hall and former President and First Lady George and Barbara Bush are just a few of the many who have been entertained up close by his intimate deceptions. From the Parlor of Hollywood’s Magic Castle to the VIP lounge of Eddie Murphy’s New Year’s Eve party, the Magic of Richard Hatch has helped make a success of exclusive events large and small.
Upcoming Public Performances:
Wizards in the Valley:
Tales of Magicians in early Salt Lake City
7 p.m. (MST), Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Professional magician and storyteller Richard Hatch will recount stories of the pioneer prestidigitators who performed at the Salt Lake Theatre and sometimes used their powers to prank the prophet, Brigham Young, or so they claimed after leaving Utah far behind. Tales of the Basiliconthaumaturgist Washington Simmons, pianist and conjurer Robert Heller, Herrmann the Great and even a local boy, Oscar Eliason, who caught rifle bullets onstage in Salt Lake City and became a celebrity in Australia as “Dante, the Mormon Wizard” before his tragic end will be shared, along with some interactive virtual magic to put the audience in the proper frame of mind.
This is free online event is part of the 6th Annual Story Crossroads Festival.
Registration is required and can be made here: https://tinyurl.com/yf96p8vu
To find out about and register for other festival events, check out their event website here: https://storycrossroads.org/festival/
Thanks to the Salt Lake City Library System for hosting this event and to the Salt Lake City Arts Council for Funding support!