After a critically-lauded run in NYC, HTC alum Eric Yves Garcia brings his popular cabaret show to the Duncan Smith Theater for a special two-day only benefit performance!!
The show pulls lesser-known songs from the Great American Songbook canon, with selections reflecting the trials of love and loss in the city. Garcia’s musings on the rigor and melancholy of the performer’s life are peppered with self-deprecating humor and charm that disarms his audience.
Raised in Red Bank and Fair Haven, Eric started performing at an early age. One of his first shows as a child was at Holmdel in the musical WORKING, during HTC’s second season. Patrons of the Duncan Smith Theater will also remember Eric from his performances in HAPPY HOURS, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, COMEDY OF ERRORS, and NOISES OFF.
ONE NIGHT STANDARDS debuted in November 2013, at the Laurie Beechman Theater on 42nd Street, and received rave reviews from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
“Eric Yves Garcia belongs to the school of jazz-leaning connoisseurs of the American Songbook epitomized by the irreplacable Bobby Short. … His tales of absurd encounters with fans are funny, self-deflating reflections on the entertainer’s lot.”
— Stephen Holden, The New York Times
“He puts everything together in a highly personal, intensely intimate fashion that allows the songs to come to us through him in a way that’s by turns incredibly moving and very funny—often both at the same time.”
— Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal
“Pianist? Remarkable. Singer? Aces. But who knew he could be so damned funny? Garcia is the complete package, and if America doesn’t embrace him, I’ll be mighty baffled.”
— Kevin Scott Hall, Edge New York – “Top 13 cabaret acts of 2013″
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch this exceptional performer before he plays Carnegie Hall later this summer!! Performances are Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $40 a person and available now at:
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