The new Daniels Spectrum theatre in Regent Park was packed for two consecutive nights at the end of November for a thoroughly imaginative and dramatic performance.
Crowds of area residents, prominent community members and many individuals who took part in the area’s ongoing revitalization project assembled to enjoy the incredible display of passion and talent that was The Journey.
Through an innovative blend of spoken word narrative, song, film and dance, The Journey told the story of the Regent Park community’s 70 year history and its massive revitalization.
The show starred a diverse group of performers who hail from Regent Park, including spoken word artists Trevlyn Kay and Britta B, R&B singer-songwriter Steve Harmony, Regent Park School of Music grad Charlotte Siegel and Dixon Hall alumnus and pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo.
The stars were backed by Dora award-winning singer and actor Sterling Jarvis, whose previous credits include The Lion King and We Will Rock You, and award-winning jazz and blues vocalist Jackie Richardson, who has performed in Big Mama, the Willie Mae Thornton Story.
Mitchell Cohen, the President of The Daniels Corporation, wrote the original script and composed the songs for The Journey. Now that’s one talented land developer!
The Daniels Corporation will donate the show’s soundtrack to Toronto’s Artscape Foundation, which will use it to raise funds for youth programming such as ARTSPARK at Daniels Spectrum.
You can download the soundtrack here for a minimum donation of $15.
Check out some photos from The Journey’s dress rehearsal below…