'Les Miserables' Back-To-School Flash Mob By The West Des Moines Community School District Is The Stuff Of Legend — VIDEO


Imagine being a teacher, sitting in a faculty and staff conference about the upcoming school year, trying desperately to stay awake... when your fellow teachers suddenly decide to break out into song. And not just any song — a song from one of the most epic musicals of all time. That's exactly what happened in the West Des Moines Community school district​ when teachers broke out into a Les Miserables -inspired, back-to-school flash mob in the middle of a speech from the superintendent.

The song they chose — the Les Mis Act I finale, "One Day More" — was prefect for the moment, given that the superintendent had just been discussing the fact that the teachers had one more day to prep until the start of the school year. But, instead of allowing her to drone on about how the staff and faculty must be feeling about it all, some of the teachers decided to spice things up and actually pump their colleagues up for the 2015-2016 school year.

Of the teachers who participated in the flash mob, 12 were in the music department, so it's no surprise that some of them had fantastic voices. Also of no surprise is the fact that they crafted their own lyrics to fit the occassion, including lines like, "What shall I do once school has started?" and "Tomorrow you'll be halls away, because the summer now has parted." All I can comment is "YAS queens," because... well, the video really speaks for itself. Here, give it a watch:

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In the mood for some musical theater-inspired flash mobs now? I don't blame you. Here are five other fantastic flash mob that will make you want to start singing and dancing right now.

1. The Lion King Cast Serenades An Airplane With "The Circle of Life"

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What can one-up a flight to Australia? The Australian Lion King cast surprising an entire flight to Sydney by singing "The Circle of Life," that's what.

2. A Dining Hall Rendition Of Rent's "Seasons of Love"

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These university students pulled a High School Musical and flash mobbed their peers in the dining hall. I bet it made that cafeteria food way, way better.

3. Times Square Gets Greased With "We Go Together"

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What better place to orchestrate a flash mob than one of the busiest places in America? Though they only danced (no singing this time), this group of young people took Times Square by storm with a Grease-themed flash mob.

4. This Airport Phantom of the Opera's Verion of "All I Ask of You"

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This one's pretty sweet — a marine returned home after eight months and surprised his girlfriend with her favorite song at the airport. Though there's little dancing, there's a lot of surprise serenading, which may cause you to feel a lot of feels.

5. An Actual High School Musical's "We're All In This Together"

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What list about musical-themed flash mobs would be complete without High School Musical getting an honorable mention? Watch these students at Mainland High School show that they are, in fact, all in this together by organizing a huge flash mob in their courtyard.

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