Things are not going well in the depression-era town of Castle Gate. Mr. Ribaldi, a mysterious rich man with a disfigured face and an abrasive personality, has just bought and moved into a long-vacant mansion. Bonnie, an adolescent girl who loves to sing, ends up working for Ribaldi so that her family can stay in their house. But Ribaldi is quite an accomplished musician himself, and he is soon giving Bonnie voice lessons. Meanwhile, local businesses are being shut down by foreclosures, and the townspeople suspect Ribaldi is responsible. Written by
Joe McCauley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A musical fantasy ringing of truth and filled with mystery and love
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Did You Know?
Mr. Ribalidi's crest, a calligraphic R with a crown over it, can be seen many places: on Bonnie's music folder, the magic mirror, Ribaldi's porch bench where he and Porter talk, his record book (where he keeps track of who he gives checks to), and Ribaldi's iron fences. See more
During the scene discussing the difference between the hogs and bankers, the boom mic is clearly visible on the upper right hand side of the screen. See more
[after her singing lesson
Well, how was it?
[Ribaldi lunges a songbook at him and it hits Hans in the head
Why, I never!
No, you should never. NEVER!
[Hans stands up and leaves
You shouldn't be so rude to Hans.
Perhaps, but this is not the point. The point is you are not allowing the sound to abstract. The tip of the tongue should be drawn towards the top of the lower teeth. So it cannot produce backtrapping of the vocal cords.
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Music and lyrics by Kurt Bestor
Performed by Tracey Williams See more