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Stritch Theater for Young Audiences presents a whimsical, colorful and joyful take on the classic animal fairytale. As the Ugly Duckling journeys through the four seasons, our hero looks for a place to fit in and comes to discover the importance of identity and self-worth that lead to true beauty (on the inside).

The Ugly Duckling will last approximately 50 minutes with no intermission.

Performance Schedule


The Ugly Duckling is performed in the Nancy Kendall Mainstage Theater 
in the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies/Fine Arts building on the Cardinal Stritch University campus. Tickets are still available for pick up in the Box Office at the front of the Nancy Kendall Theater.


The Cardinal Stritch University Performing Arts Season presents an intriguing blend of productions and events that highlight artistry and academic process. Contact or call (414) 410-4171 for ticket and performance information.


  • Marina Johnstone (Ugly)
  • Lucy Hartnell (Fluffy)
  • Laura Ellingen (Mommy Duck)
  • Amanda Richards (Duckling/Swan)
  • Esmerelda Calderon (Duckling/Swan)
  • Dinah Aming’a (Duckling/Swan)
  • Evelyn Rojas (Goose)
  • Azucena Reyes (Cat)
  • Andres Hernandez (Dog/Tree)
  • Braydon Shewczyk (Swan Leader)
  • Sarah Burger (Tree)
  • Courtney King (Tree)
  • Daniel Zavala (Tree)
  • Kateri Dunklee (Tree)


  • Becca Marten (Director)
  • Greg Kaye (Technical Director)
  • Madeline Schultz (Set Designer)
  • Lisa Quinn (Costume Designer)
  • Andrew Scholz (Sound Designer)
  • Jacob Gaeth (Associate Lighting Designer)
  • Abi Michalski (Stage Manager)
  • Katrina Hermann (Assistant Stage Manager)

Theater Performance: The Ugly Duckling

Date(s) / Time(s)
DetailsJoan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies/Fine Arts Nancy Kendall Mainstage Theater Campus Map
Parking InfoFree parking available in lots 5 and 8.
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