~~January 7, 2016~~
DO, RE, MI
I’m a fan of mob-flashes every since I saw the one organized for Oprah’s TV show 25th Season where the “Black Eyes Peas” performed “I Got a Feeling”.
I can’t being to image the amount of work that goes on to get such an event together.
This may have been circulating for a while but I first saw it last night.
I’m sharing with you.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
STORY BEHIND THE STUNT
Behind ‘The Sound of Music’ in Antwerp Train Station
These 200+ dancers were part of “a promotion stunt for a Belgian television program, where they are looking for someone to play the leading role in the musical of ‘The Sound of Music.'”
I’m not sure who they were. If they’re part of the production company putting on the musical, you’d think they’d already have a lead. But at least that gives us a clue about why.
In 2006, Andrew Lloyd Webber staged a production of The Sound of Music at the London Palladium Theater. To find his Maria, he produced a reality TV show called How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?
It was a hit — both the reality TV show and the London musical.
In 2008, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria (Canada) brought a new Maria and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production to Toronto. In 2008, the Netherlands’ Efteling Theater used the Dutch TV show “In search …” to find their Maria.
And in 2009 — you guessed it! — a new Antwerp production of The Sound of Music chose their Maria via the reality TV show Op zoek naar Maria, “The Search For Maria,” airing on VTM, a Belgian television station.
The Antwerp Train Station Sound of Music was staged by VTM two days before the premiere of Op zoek naar Maria. The video created an instant stir, not just in Belgium, but all over the internet! So now we’ve got a viral video promoting a reality TV show that was promoting a modern musical revival of a 60s musical based on a true story about a family who staged musicals … is your head spinning yet?
“As it appears in … full read/full credit”
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We ALL are connected through MUSIC!!
~Historic Flashmob in Antwerp Train Station~
~Uploaded on Nov 16, 2010~
A Belgian commercial for VTM.
Music track: A remix of “Do re mi” by Maria and the children.
We ALL are ONE!!