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Bobby Garcia is a Director and Producer whose productions have been nominated for the Tony, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards.  He  has worked in film, television, stage and live concert entertainment and has directed over 50 plays and musicals in Canada and throughout the Asian region including mainland China (Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xian), Hong Kong SAR, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore.  Notable stage productions include MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (Arts Club Theatre Company),  the Canadian Premiere of DOLLY PARTON'S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL (Arts Club Theatre Company) which won the Jessie Award for Outstanding Musical Production, BENEATH SPRINGHILL: THE MAURICE RUDDICK STORY (Arts Club Theatre Company, Neptune Theatre and Theatre Orangeville), the 40th Anniversary production of SWEENEY TODD (Manila and Singapore), BEAUTIFUL:  THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, the international premieres of THE BAND’S VISIT,   FUN HOME, WAITRESS, IN THE HEIGHTS and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, ANGELS IN AMERICA, MATILDA, KINKY BOOTS, the new International Tour of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, SHREK, GHOST, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, CARRIE, PIAF, Disney’s ALADDIN, NINE, GOD OF CARNAGE (Manila & Singapore), Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID, NEXT TO NORMAL, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Manila & Singapore), XANADU, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Manila & Singapore), HAIRSPRAY, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA (Broadway Asia Tour 2008-2009), DOGEATERS, AVENUE Q (Manila & Singapore), THE KING & I (Broadway Asia Tour 2007), Disney’s BEAUTY & THE BEAST, BABY, URINETOWN, DREAMGIRLS, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, PROOF, TICK,TICK…BOOM!, HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, and RENT(Manila and Singapore). Concerts and TV Specials include LEA SALONGA: 40, LEA SALONGA: PLAYLIST, LEA SALONGA: YOUR SONGS, LEA SALONGA: THE BROADWAY CONCERT, NIGHT OF THE CHAMPIONS, THE PRINCE OF POP & THE COMEDY CONCERT QUEEN, LEA SALONGA: SONGS FROM HOME, ERIK SANTOS SOLO AT THE COLISEUM and LEA SALONGA: HOME FOR CHRISTMAS. He was an Associate Director for MISS SAIGON (2000/2001) and represented casting for Cameron Mackintosh in the Philippines for the revival of MISS SAIGON and the UK Tour.  He was also Hong Kong Disneyland’s first Show Director opening the park in 2005.


In 2008, he became one of a select few stage directors to have three different shows running simultaneously in the Asian region (Hong Kong, Manila, and Singapore).


In addition to Cameron Mackintosh Ltd., Bobby has also been a casting consultant for the National Theatre of London and the Broadway production of HERE LIES LOVE (Tara Rubin Casting) directed by Alex Timbers, the Broadway revival of M.BUTTERFLY (Telsey + Co) directed by Julie Taymor, the International Tour of Disney's THE LION KING  (Disney Theatrical International) directed by Julie Taymor, the London revival/UK Tour of THE KING AND I (James Orange Casting) directed by Bartlett Sher, DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING (Enda Markey Productions), and the film CONCLAVE (Nina Gold Casting/ House Productions).  He is the winner of three Aliw Awards for Direction (live entertainment awards in the Philippines) and has been inducted into their Hall of Fame. 

As a producer, Bobby has spearheaded over 65 productions (including 20 international premieres) in the Asian region. On Broadway, he was a co-producer of the groundbreaking and historic musical HERE LIES LOVE, which received 4 Tony Award nominations .


Bobby founded one of Asia’s most prolific and successful theatre companies, Atlantis Productions/ Atlantis Theatrical Group of Companies in 1999.  He has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Directing for Theatre from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelors Degree from Fordham University in New York. 


"Narrative imagining--story--is the fundamental instrument of thought. Rational capacities depend upon it. It is our chief means of looking into the future, of predicting, of planning, and of explaining. It is a literary capacity indispensable to human cognition generally. This is the first way in which the mind is essentially literary."

--Mark Turner, cognitive scientist, linguist, and author.

Campfire Storyteller.

Narrative Imaginer.

(and Stage Director).

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