I have a budding star in my theater. No, seriously. He's been shortlisted for Disney (and one reader goes AHA...I found you). But he's very limited in his actual knowledge of theater. So I assigned all of the kids in his class individual songs from Broadway shows to learn. I want them to become familiar with more than just "Wicked."
Since this particular kid has a 4 octave range, I wanted to challenge him so I gave him a really hard and emotional song. As my kids were sitting in a circle, going around and telling everyone what song they were learning, we came to Budding Star.
Me: Okay, tell everyone the name of your song.
BS: Get the smane.
Me: What is the name of your song? (Totally confused)
BS: Get thes mane?
Intelligent girl: GETHSEMANE!!! Your song is called "Gethsemane!" as in "the garden of..."
His lack of knowledge was worse than I thought!
For non-theater people, it's from Jesus Christ Superstar.