The Journey is a spirited musical based on the story of three young people living in the Regent Park neighbourhood. Be electrified and transformed by this unique performance presented at Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park.
Using a powerful combination of spoken word, dramatic scenes, music and dance, The Journey highlights moments in Regent Park’s nearly 70-year history through the eyes of local residents.
FREE tickets for the performance on Friday, November 18 are available for people who live and/or work in Regent Park. The free tickets are available for pick-up at ticket centres while quantities last. Tickets will not be available at the door.
Tickets are only available in advance on November 1 until all tickets are claimed at the following times and locations:
Each person may claim up to 4 tickets.
When you attend The Journey performance, you’ll be automatically entered to win amazing prizes like Beats Headphones! Stay tuned for details.
There’s more to our special community presentation than just the show! Come to Daniels Spectrum early for a free pre-show reception at 6PM with snacks, refreshments and live music, and stay after the show for a free buffet at 9:15 PM for ticket holders.
Pre-Show Cocktail Reception 6 PM
Doors Open: 7:15 PM
Performance: 7:30 PM
Party: 9:15 – 10 PM
Running time is 80 minutes, no intermission.
Suitable for ages 13 and up.
FREE onsite CHILDCARE available throughout the evening from 6 PM to 10 PM.
Not only is The Journey inspired by the real-life stories of Regent Park residents, it also features award-winning Regent Park spoken word artists Trevlyn Kay and Britta B, with R&B singer-songwriter Steve Harmony, Regent Park School of Music graduate Stacy Darko and Dixon Hall Music School alumnus Thompson Egbo-Egbo.
Joining these local talents on-stage is the electrifying, award-winning, world-class performer Jackie Richardson (‘The Nina Project,’ ‘Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God’), in addition to vocalist, actor and musician Jeremiah Sparks (Mufasa in ‘The Lion King,’ and star of world renowned show ‘Drum’) and songstress/actress Alana Bridgewater (Dragon in the stage production of ‘Shrek’ and Motormouth in the Broadway hit ‘Hairspray’ at the Charlottetown Festival). The Journey will tug at your heartstrings and leave you wanting more.
See you at in November at The Journey 2016!
Songs and Script by Mitchell Cohen, with additional material contributed by Jackie Richardson, Jeremiah Sparks, Alana Bridgewater, Trevlyn K, Britta B, Steve Harmony, Stacy Darko and the cast of 2016.
Initially adapted for the stage by Anne-Marie Woods.
Creative Direction by Kate Fenton.
Music Direction and Arrangement by Henry Heillig.
Movement Direction and Choreography by Apolonia Velasquez and Ofilio Sinbadinho of Gadfly.
Photos courtesy of Linda Stella Photography.
1) HOW TO ENTER
The Journey: A Living History of the Regent Park Revitalization Community Performance Sweepstakes (“the Contest”) is open to all persons with a valid ticket to the community performance of The Journey Regent Park (“the Community Performance”) and who are present at the time of the draw on Friday, November 18, 2016. Winners will be drawn at random immediately before the Community Performance at approximately 7:30 PM.
The Contest is open to individuals who reside in Canada (excluding Quebec) that hold a valid ticket to the Community Performance. Winners must be present and present their winning ticket at the time of the draw to claim their prize or they forfeit their claim and a new winner will be drawn at random.
Employees and representatives of (i) Artscape (the “Contest Sponsor”) and (ii) its advertising and promotional agencies, affiliated corporations and other persons, firms or corporations involved in the development or execution of this Contest, are not eligible to enter or win a prize in this Contest.
3) THE DRAW
The draw will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 at approximately 7:30 PM. The winner will be drawn at random from tickets received from the community performance audience at the door. Odds of winning are dependent on the number of eligible entries received.
4) THE PRIZES
Prizes will include 2 Beats by Dr. Dre urBeats In-Ear Headphones with Mic
Prizes must be accepted as awarded and no substitution of the prize is permitted nor will any cash equivalent will be paid.
5) ENTRY CONDITIONS
By entering this Contest, each participant agrees to abide and be bound by these contest rules. All decisions of the Contest Sponsor shall be final and binding upon the participant.
By participating in the contest, the winner or winners agree to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest without additional financial or other compensation
The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, exercisable in its discretion, to disqualify and ban any participant from this Contest if the participant is found or is believed to have been tampering with the entry process, or the operation of the Contest. The Contest Sponsor will not be held responsible for missing or damaged entries.
By entering this Contest, each participant agrees that the Contest Sponsor will not be liable for any injury or damage from whatever cause associated with or in connection with this Contest.
This Contest is subject to Canadian law and void where prohibited or restricted.
Any personal information gathered from contest entrants in connection with this Contest will be kept in a secure and confidential database and will not be rented or sold. Personal information of the contest entrants will be used for the administration of this Contest for the purposes of this contest only.
Daniels Spectrum is a community cultural hub in Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood. It is home to many outstanding arts-based and community-focused organizations, and contains several event, performance and exhibition spaces that host tens of thousands of visitors and hundreds of arts and cultural events each year. Daniels Spectrum is rooted in Regent Park, and open to the world.