A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Musical – “Great Seer”

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The crash of the crystal ball draws attention to none other than Madame Lulu in her tent. Instead of freaking out, the Baudelaires confront her since they know she’s a fraud and have something they can use against her. They ask whether what she said about their parent is true or made up, V.F.D., and where she gets her information. They also come clean as the Baudelaires and tell her they have the last page of the Snicket File. Though to be fair Violet was wearing her ribbon while Klaus had his glasses on.

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The song I went with for this part is “Grey Seal” by Elton John. Written by Bernie Taupin, the song doesn’t have much of a clear meaning though there are theories. But in this version, I have the Baudelaires confront Madame Lulu and come clean with their identities as well as the questions they ask. Though the “Great Seer” title isn’t meant with sincerity. Because they already know that she’s a fraud.

 

“Great Seer”

Sung by Violet and Klaus Baudelaire

Klaus:
Long time we thought our folks had died
But recently
You told our enemy one may still be alive
You said the survivor’s in the Mortmain Mountains
But is there a way you can be certain?
Or did you just give Olaf what he wants

Both:
And tell us great seer
Can you tell us
Which one survived?
And can you tell us
Without a sorcerer’s guise?
Tell us great seer

Violet:
We’re the Baudelaires and on the lam
We dressed as freaks
To get into your carnival
We don’t know much of V.F.D.
Or all its secrets never known to me
Of the kind our folks never had us see

Both:
And tell us great seer
Can you tell us
Which one survived?
And can you tell us
Without a sorcerer’s guise?
Tell us great seer

Violet:
Your fortune telling act is just a parlor trick
Your magic effects are ropes and pulleys
With a smoke and mirror schtick
Under table you keep all archives
You search as your guests close their eyes
Does Olaf know your magic is one of lies?

Both:
And tell us great seer
Can you tell us
Which one survived?
And can you tell us
Without a sorcerer’s guise?
Tell us great seer

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