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Costume parade begins ACTS Tech Week; “The Little Mermaid” opens Friday

Kadie Kutlus
Costume crew member Sofia Cunicelli works diligently on alterations after the costume parade.

Archbishop Carroll Theater Society’s costume crew finalized the costumes just in time for the beginning of tech week for the spring show “The Little Mermaid.” 

On Sunday, the cast and costume crew put on a costume parade. This is an event right before tech week to ensure the costumes look and fit correctly before dress rehearsals. 

Mrs. Sarah Fickling, the costume designer, said that there is still a lot of work to be done.

“I think the costume parade went really well,” said Mrs. Fickling. “We still have a lot of work to do on the mersisters, but I think they are really going to sparkle by show time!” 

Costume crew seniors Sofia Cunicelli and Kadie Kutlus are working with Mrs. Fickling to make sure all of the costumes are complete on time. 

“Over the past few weeks, I have been hot gluing fabrics together and making extra headbands,” said Cunicelli. “It’s very tedious work, but the crew makes it fun.”  

For this show, Mrs. Fickling has allowed students to design and create character costumes independently. 

Flounder is one of the characters that was designed and created by Kadie Kutlus. 

Freshman John Doherty, who plays Flounder, says he is very happy with his costume. 

“I love it,” said Doherty. “They are very accommodating to what I like and don’t like. I was even able to pick out the accessories that I wanted.” 

Tech week begins on April 12 and runs until April 18, the day before opening night. During this week, the cast and crew will clean up the show and create the final production. 

“The Little Mermaid” opens on April 19 at  7 p.m. and will be open for two weekends. The first weekend will be April 19, 20 and 21. The second weekend will be April 25, 26 and 27.

Performances on Friday and Saturday start at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.  The matinee performed for local grade schools will be on April 24 during the school day. 

Tickets are on sale for $15. Carroll students can watch the performance for free if they show their student ID. The link to purchase tickets is

“It’s that time in the show where everyone needs to focus and really know what they are doing,” said senior Kirstin Blake McGarvey, an ensemble member. “It is so close to opening night. We only have a week left to prepare, but I am confident it will turn out to be a great show.” 

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