By Frankie Kujawa
To the delight of Charm City audiences, Disney On Ice skates back into Baltimore this October. Running from Wednesday, October 13th – Sunday, October 17th, Disney On Ice: Mickey’s Search Party brings Disney magic to the Royal Farms Arena. Through innovative technology and transformative performances, audiences will experience dynamic, multi-leveled production numbers that make Disney on Ice enjoyable for children of all ages! Performer Cale Ambroz, who plays Aladdin in the production, recently chatted about this exciting new performance.
Frankie Kujawa: What can audiences expect from this performance of Disney on Ice?
Cale Ambroz: We’re coming to [Baltimore] with Disney’s Search Party and it’s one of our newer shows. It’s very colorful, explosive and brings a lot of elements to audiences. It’s not only your favorite Disney characters figure skating; we have a lot more acrobatic elements in the show, too. We have gymnastics and trampolines. We have performers hoverboarding on the ice. There’s a whole lot of something for everyone!
Frankie Kujawa: What is the best part about performing for Disney on Ice?
Cale Ambroz: I really, honestly, love the fact that the show is for people of all ages. They come and can leave their troubles at the door and just get immersed in the Disney magic. When [as a performer] you come from behind the curtain and you see all the lights, faces and everyone smiling it just makes you really happy that you can bring happiness to everybody in that moment.
Frankie Kujawa: Could you describe performing for Disney on Ice while living in the age of Covid-19?
Cale Ambroz: Well, as a company, we take it very seriously. All our performers are required to wear masks backstage. We’re very lucky to be one of the first companies that started live performances back up and, for the most part, it’s been running really smooth. Our performers are tested every week, so the run has been really great thus far. We’re very fortunate and lucky that we are able to travel and perform during these times.
Frankie Kujawa: When did you decide that you wanted to be a figure skater?
Cale Ambroz: My mom was an adult skater. When I was 6-years old she wanted me to skate with her and to try it out. I thought it was difficult, so I quit for a bit. But, when I was 8-years old, my mom wanted me to try it out again. She was like, ‘Give it a try. You may love it.’ I ended up falling in love with it! I’m now 27-years old and I absolutely still love it!
For more information on the upcoming performance, please visit: www.royalfarmsarena.com/events/detail/doi-msp