So, what’s the story here? What led to the classic viral video of a man and his daughter turning a busy train station into an epic restaging of one of the most famous musicals in history? Oddly enough, this perfect little slice of music and culture was publicity for a reality TV show. Irony level: Alanis Morissette. Op zoek naar Maria was the Dutch version of a successful show called, How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? A very simple concept, the show existed solely to cast the lead in a revival of The Sound of Music on the theatrical stage.
While it’s unlikely that anyone remembers either the original show or the Dutch version, this genuinely fun and exciting flash mob is not going away any time soon.