Boston Conservatory | Q&A with Mike Mosallam

Having directed casts of one hundred-plus in past Burns Park Players musical theater productions (among others), Mike Mosallam is used to being at the helm of large-scale performance groups. But since his newest venture, Ann Arbor in Concert (which he formed with music director and fellow U-M grad Eric Lofstrom), recruited more than 100 volunteer singers, musicians and musical theater performers to present “Ragtime: The Musical” in a concert format, Mosallam’s been personally breaking new ground.


Mike Mosallam Joins The #AFF2017 Jury Panel

Mike Mosallam is most commonly known for creating and executive producing the critically-praised TLC series, All-American Muslim. The short film he wrote and directed, "Breaking Fast," which premiered at the Arab Film Festival, has been seen in festivals in Los Angeles, Boston, Toronto, Newport Beach, and the historic Cannes Film Festival in France. He is currently in the process of writing a feature version of that film. Mike now resides in Los Angeles where he most recently worked as the Director of Business Development at Sunset Gower Studios on shows such as Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, The Catch, and HBO’s Looking and Togetherness. 


Dearborn Native Mike Mosallam Screens Short Film At Cannes

Dearborn native Mike Mosallam’s short film “Breaking Fast” is heading to the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.The movie, which takes place during the month of Ramadan, is described this way: “Mo, a practicing Muslim, reluctantly attends his best friend's birthday party. There, he meets Kal, the quintessential and irresistible All-American with a heart of gold. The two spend the night walking the streets of West Hollywood, navigating life, love, loss and connection.”

 

Arabology Interviews Mike Mosallam, Director of 'Breaking Fast'

Interview with Director Mike Mosallam whose film "Breaking Fast" is receiving much attention for broaching the topic of marginalized sexualities in/from the Arab world. The interview was conducted after a sold-out screening of his film at the 2015 Arab Film Festival. He is joined in this interview by Hany Haddad and Sarah Bazzi, both of whom co-produced the film.

BFPoster.png
 

Get a peek at Ann Arbor in Concert's 'West Side Story'

Ann Arbor in Concert - a theater company that combines the talents of several U-M musical theater students with those of community members in the orchestra and chorale - will present their third annual show on Saturday: Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic, groundbreaking musical, "West Side Story."

 

A2IC to premiere 'West Side Story' at Power Center

Ann Arbor in Concert showcases the immense amount of talent in the area through performing musicals in a concert format. Director Mike Mosallam and Executive Director Eric Lofstrom co-founded the organization. “(It began) with the idea of doing a show that was easy for people to be a part of and didn’t require much or a long commitment,” said Mosallam. By using a concert format, shows are more easily produced, and the organization plans to continue to broaden the spectrum of shows offered in concert format.

 

A2IC presents West Side Story!

The group that brought you 42nd Street last year, Ann Arbor In Concert, brings you West Side Story on May 30! With a cast comprised of members of the Ann Arbor area community, these shows are comprised completely of volunteers. Performing this spring at The Power Center, you are sure to enjoy the excitement and outstanding vocals of West Side Story. 

 

CriticCar Detroit: Mike Mosallam @ Ann Arbor in Concert

An interview with Mike Mosallam. Produced by Artrain, Inc., CriticCar - Detroit gives voice to creative Detroit by capturing and posting the public's response to variety of cultural events mirroring Detroit's diversity and creativity. 

 

Ann Arbor in Concert re-visits classic musical, '42nd Street'

“We did some big recruitment from all the local dance studios and the University,” said director Mike Mosallam. “And we’ve been pleased to find so many community members willing to bust out their tap shoes, too. During the (1930s) era in which the show takes place, the dance ensemble was separate and apart from the singing ensemble. … We’re re-creating that culture, that convention within the show. … But what is remarkable, and why the show lends itself so well to be done in concert, is that the score is so familiar to people. … ‘Lulluaby of Broadway,’ ‘I Only Have Eyes for You’ – these were hits of the era, but people still know these songs.”

 

New Ann Arbor in Concert group presenting inaugural show 'Ragtime'

Having directed casts of one hundred-plus in past Burns Park Players musical theater productions (among others), Mike Mosallam is used to being at the helm of large-scale performance groups. But since his newest venture, Ann Arbor in Concert (which he formed with music director and fellow U-M grad Eric Lofstrom), recruited more than 100 volunteer singers, musicians and musical theater performers to present “Ragtime: The Musical” in a concert format, Mosallam’s been personally breaking new ground.