Tuesday, May 27, 2014




Don't miss one of New York's "..brightest new discover[ies]..a handsome young singer and pianist with genuine star quality."—New York Times

WHEN: two special benefit performances on June 6 and 7 at 8 PM
Duncan Smith Theater, 36 Crawfords Corner Rd., Holmdel (in front of the Holmdel High School)
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The show pulls lesser known songs from the Great American Songbook canon, with selections reflecting the rigor and melancholy of the performers life, love and loss in the city, all while using his self-deprecating humor and cool affability to keep everything buoyant and fun for the audience.

“I refuse to perform these songs as if they are dusty museum pieces,” says Mr. Garcia.  “These are great songs that have just as much relevance today as they did 50 or so years ago.”

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. 

EYG Black Flannel - Photo Credit Xanthe Elbrick“Eric Yves Garcia belongs to the school of jazz-leaning connoisseurs of the American Songbook epitomized by the irreplaceable Bobby Short.” said Stephen Holden, critic for the New York Times. “he heart of an aspiring concert entertainer, waiting for his moment. doesn’t maintain a suave distance from his material his tales of absurd encounters with fans are funny, self-deflating reflections on the entertainer’s lot."

Will Friedwald of The Wall Street Journal wrote, "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. The great songs, Mr. Garcia says, "may bend, but they don't break," and he proves it, time after time." 

Eric is by no means a stranger to the Jersey Shore, or to the Duncan Smith Theater. 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. He is emblematic of HTC’s mission which seeks to integrate professional actors, technicians, designers and directors with nonprofessionals and young people in a synergistic artistic and educational exchange. 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.