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American Musical Theater: The Glass Christmas Tree

This is a scene from a holiday musical written by Billy Edd Wheeler and Ewel Cornett. In the play, photographer Lewis Hine uses his camera in a glass factory to help the children who work there. In this scene, the children sneak into the factory at night and encounter Hine, who explains what he is trying to do. The children sing “Pitiful.” This segment was taken from a performance by Stage One young people’s theater.

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