A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Musical – “Another Suitcase in Another Hall”

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At the end of the Ersatz Elevator, Jerome offers to take the Baudelaires to a safe place and forget about Count Olaf and their Quagmire friends. But Violet, Klaus, and Sunny have no intention of forgetting what happened and still want to find Duncan and Isadora. So Jerome tells them that if they’re determined to find Olaf instead of living with him, he can’t be their guardian anymore. Then he leaves after kissing each one on the forehead. While the Baudelaires are kind of hopeful about finding the Quagmires and having each other, they still don’t know where they’re going or who’ll they’ll end up with next. And by this point, they kind of expect the guardians or any adults in their lives to either die or totally fail them. So they must be kind of bummed here.

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I used another Evita song called “Another Suitcase in Another Hall,” which could be sung by Peron’s young mistress after Eva throws her out. Or Eva herself after being thrown out by some other guy. Anyway, the original version is about the girl getting dumped and being uncertain on where she’ll end up next. In this version, I have Violet reflecting on how her and her siblings always never in a place for long thanks to Count Olaf, of course.

 

“Another Suitcase in Another Hall” (ASOUE Version)

Sung by Violet Baudelaire

Violet:
I don’t expect my guardians to last for long
Never fool myself that my dreams will come true
Being used to trouble, I anticipate it
But all the same, I hate it…
Wouldn’t you?

Violet: So what happens now?
Klaus: Another suitcase in another hall
Violet: So what happens now?
Klaus: Take our picture off another wall
Violet: Where are we going to?
Klaus: We’ll get by, we always have before
Violet: Where are we going to?

Violet:
Time and time again I said that I don’t care
That I’m immune to gloom, that I’m hard through and through
But every time it matters all my words desert me
So anyone can hurt me, and they do

Violet: So what happens now?
Klaus: Another suitcase in another hall
Violet: So what happens now?
Klaus: Take our picture off another wall
Violet: Where are we going to?
Klaus: We’ll get by, we always have before
Violet: Where are we going to?

Violet:
Call in three months time and I’ll be fine, I know
Well maybe not that fine, but I’ll survive anyhow
I won’t recall the names and faces of each sad occasion
But that’s no consolation here and now

Violet: So what happens now?
Klaus: Another suitcase in another hall
Violet: So what happens now?
Klaus: Take our picture off another wall
Violet: Where are we going to?
Klaus: We’ll get by, we always have before
Violet: Where are we going to?
Klaus: Don’t ask anymore

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