A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Musical – “All I Ask of You”

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To their luck, the Baudelaires reach the bottom and find Duncan and Isadora Quagmire in a metal cage. At first the two triplets couldn’t believe it’s their friends from Prufrock Prep. Obviously they haven’t had a happy time since they’re Count Olaf’s hostages. But they have been taking notes on his plans. In fact, they tell the Baudelaires that Olaf’s planning to sneak them in a large object featured at the “In” Auction, have a henchman bid on it, and smuggle them out of town. There he intends to keep them on a far off island till they’re 18 in which he’ll get the sapphires. But Olaf’s going after the Baudelaires as well. Violet tries to pick the lock but is unable to do so yet has the idea to use hot irons and melt the bars. So the Baudelaires promise the Quagmires that they’ll be back to get them later. The Quagmires have something to tell them about V.F.D. in case they don’t see each other, but their friends don’t listen since they think such tidbits can wait.

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The song I picked here is “All I Ask of You” from Phantom of the Opera which is a romantic duet between Christine and Raoul professing their love for each other and willingness to stay together. In this version, I have the Baudelaires reuniting with the Quagmires since their kidnapping at Prufrock Prep and their promise to rescue them.

 

“All I Ask of You” (ASOUE Version)

Sung by Baudelaires and Quagmires

Violet:
No more talk of darkness
Forget these wide-eyed fears
We’re here, nothing can harm you
We’ll get you out and we swear to

Klaus:
Let us be your freedom
Let daylight dry your tears
We’re here, with you, beside you
To free you and to save you

Isadora:
“On Auction day, when the sun goes down
Gunther will try to sneak us out of town”
Say you’ll find us and you’ll take us with you
Promise me that all you say is true
That’s all I ask of you

Duncan:
Until Olaf’s got you,
He’ll sneak us out of town,
Far off to some distant island
So no police can find us

Isadora:
He intends to keep us
Until we’re both eighteen
Then he’ll steal the sapphires
When I hear more I’m just a crier

Duncan:
Count wants to hide us in the
Largest auction item
Then have one of his cronies bid on it

Violet:
Sorry, Quagmires, but I can’t big this cage lock
Wait for us, and we’ll come to rescue you
Quagmires, that’s all I ask of you

Duncan:
In case you don’t find us
Down here, in our cage
There’s something about V.F.D.

Klaus:
Save that another time
We will come and find you

Violet:
Please be patient

Duncan and Isadora:
You know we will

Violet and Klaus:
Wait here—that’s all we ask of you

We’ll be back down to rescue you
Wait here—that’s all we ask of you

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