A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Musical – “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?”


At some point, Violet and Quigley stop at a ledge where they eat some carrots. They discuss how Sunny loves carrots and how their parents were in a secret fire-fighting organization without them knowing about it. And the fact it’s possible that they’ve been preparing the children for their respective roles in it during their entire lives. Violet then admires the scenery and says how beautiful it is. Quigley agrees but he’s looking at her. Though it’s clear that the two at least kissed and professed their feelings for each other, Lemony decides to give Violet some privacy since the Baudelaires didn’t have much of it aside from the usual bathroom breaks, apparently. Though we still get a picture of the pair on the ledge. Not to mention, they flirted and held hands at the foot of the mountain before then.


However, while Snicket is willing to give Violet privacy during a romantic interlude, you can’t really do that in musical. Because most musicals revolve around some kind of romance or at least have some romantic number at some point. That’s just how musicals go. So I’m going to milk it as much as I could with “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” from The Lion King. Of course, the original version has Simba and Nala getting reacquainted with one another as adult lions. But there are still problems like Simba’s guilt over Mufasa’s death due to Scar’s insistence that it was his fault and Nala’s frustration over Simba’s reluctance to return to Pride Rock and take his rightful place as king. Sure they’re on the ledge in the afternoon. But you know how winter days have shorter hours. So I’m keeping a lot of the song as is. However, in this version, I have Violet and Quigley professing their feelings for each other.


“Can You Feel the Love Tonight?”

Sung by Violet Baudelaire and Quigley Quagmire

I can see what’s happening
And they don’t have a clue
They’ll fall in love, around the uphill climb
I’m not sure what to do
Ze sweet caress of twilight
There’s magic everywhere
And with all this romantic atmosphere
Disaster’s in the air

Can you feel the love tonight?
The peace the height provides
The view, for once, the lovely scenery
From up this mountainside

So many things to tell him
But how to make him see
We make this moment last? Impossible
We have to find Sunny

She’s holding back, she’s hiding
She’s such a stunning sight
Why can’t I resist to kiss her freezing lips
To pull her by my side?

Violet and Quigley:
Can you feel the love tonight?
The peace the evening brings
The world, for once, in perfect harmony
With almost everything

Can you feel the love tonight?
You needn’t look too far
Steeling through the night’s uncertainties
Love is where we are

And if she falls in love tonight
It can be assumed
But Sunny’s gone and there still are mysteries
Still, can’t they just get a room?

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