Fall 1999 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Adam is cast as the jackass-headed Nick Bottom.
"... in his senior year, Adam played the hilarious, ass-headed Bottom in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Oh my god, he was funny,” Smith recalls with a laugh. “He has great comedic talent..." Doug Smith (Adam's MCHS Drama Teacher) San Diego News Network
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Adam is cast as the jackass-headed Nick Bottom.
Nick Botton "Nick Bottom is a character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream who provides comic relief throughout the play, and is famously known for getting his head transformed into that of an ass by the elusive Puck within the play." The sight of Bottom's transformation frightens the other actors and they run away. "Bottom believes they are playing a prank on him, proclaiming, 'This is to make an ass of me,...' Bottom, Like Horitio in Hamlet is the only Character where the actor can't play a diffrent character as he appears on stage or sleeps on stage whilest almost every other character is present." Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Bottom
"Nick Bottom is a character in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' who provides comic relief throughout the play, and is famously known for getting his head transformed into that of an ass by the elusive Puck within the play." The sight of Bottom's transformation frightens the other actors and they run away. "Bottom believes they are playing a prank on him, proclaiming, 'This is to make an ass of me,...' Bottom, like Horitio in 'Hamlet', is the only actor that can't, also, play an additional role. He appears on stage while almost every other character is present." Wikipedia
Bottom in Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare's Extrovert Actor With a Dream "Most people putting on a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will have met a Bottom in drama groups at some point – he’s a complete extrovert, bossy, energetic and quite annoying. He tells the director what to do (“Now, name the rest of the players” I.2) argues with the audience, (“No, in truth, sir, he should not.” V.1) and messes up his lines (“Thisbe, the flowers of odious savours sweet.” II.2) He’s a great character to play for someone who likes lots of stage business and mucking around." Suite 101
"... in his senior year, Adam played the hilarious, ass-headed Bottom in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Oh my god, he was funny,” Smith recalls with a laugh. “He has great comedic talent, which you haven’t really gotten to see on ‘American Idol.’” Doug Smith (Adam's MCHS Drama Teacher) San Diego News Network
OMG!!!! Im so glad i found this! I mixed this shit on my computer mutha fuckers! And i lipped WAR. Those were the good old days you guys!
-A aquarianadam 2 years ago 37
Dude, don't take all the credit. I helped mix the tunes!! I was the little girl, and you were the mom!!! Classic. Glad I found this video. We ROCKED IT!!!!!
-Liz lsowles712 2 years ago
Aww I miss you guys geez this takes me back I feel so old now. Hope all of you are well xoxo =^;^= poetickitty007 3 years ago
Thanks for posting this. You guys hella inspired me to do aibands the next year. LOVE YALL PEEPS....... dmunk 3 years ago
i wish my sister verna did airbands with you guys that year! jjjjayare 4 years ago
i wish airbands was still like this :/ tiptop77 4 years ago
I so remember this airband! I was a senior at OGHS in Escondido that year and performed at this competition. This airband, and 2 others that I distinctly remember, blew everyone else out of the water. Great job! Bsideboy81 5 years ago
Mt. Carmel!! My school rocks! XDDD azuresky 5 years ago
this is my favorite airband of all time! =D rosieochosie 5 years ago
i remember this air band... this was a tight show! Go wild boyz! supersayaindru 5 years ago
"...the lead character for the "War" section, is Adam Lambert from American Idol Season 8! I knew there was something special about this performance every time I watched it, and this just adds to it!
The theme for this airband was Raid, yea that stuff you use to kill bugs and roaches. The opening set of dancers represent the bugs, while the girls are going to war to kill them.
This is a sick performance all around, the lead dancer (Adam) doing the "War" section is great fun to watch. He looks like he is dancing in fast forward, it's wild!
Props to MCHS and Rancho Penasquitos for pumping out all kinds of talent! c/o '99!!" Adam at 1:50 in "War"
Quote from YouTube description:
Putting A Show Together
"...there was also a thing that they did in high school called Air Bands. It’s a big deal in San Diego and it’s almost like a staged music video. Everybody lip syncs but it’s like a performance. It’s hard to explain. It’s like a choreographed staged costume concert. You know, if you look at Janet Jackson or Madonna or Michael Jackson, their concerts are really stylized. And it was like kids taking music and creating medleys and costuming and building sets and creating a storyline through them. It was this big competition in San Diego and I got really involved in that in high school and I look back now and realize there was so much that went into it and I got so passionate about it that I think that kind of mentality of putting together a show from start to finish is definitely going to come in handy in the future. It did on 'Idol,' [the idea that] I had to put a number together." Adam Lambert LA Times The Ultimate Interview Part 1
Adam graduates from Mount Carmel High School. He sings It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday at commencement.
Mt Carmel graduation 2000 speeches part 3 Uploaded on May 9, 2009 by kevintheomanharris Class of 2000 speeches at Mt. Carmel High School. Part 3. Includes a mention of Adam Lambert. Also includes a dated reference to Britney Spears.
*Note: Adam's suggestion for inclusion in class time capsule @ 4:17:
Boy speaker: "Few of us managed to escape the grasp of 'senioritis' this year, so I think we can all relate to Adam Lambert's suggestion. He chose to include an alarm clock."
Girl: "Well, I'm sure he has one to spare. [laughs] I don't think his gets much use lately."
It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday Uploaded on May 9, 2009 by kevintheomanharris Adam Lambert sings "Its so hard to say goodbye to yesterday" at Mt Carmel High School graduation 2000.
At about 16 (1998), I auditioned for the Starlight Theatre, which is an outdoor theater company down in Balboa Park. It’s a semi-professional thing; we got paid a little bit but it wasn’t union. We would literally have to freeze for planes going over because it’s right in the path of the San Diego airport. So there were little stoplights in the orchestra pit and if a plane was coming, it would go yellow and red and you would freeze. It was crazy. I was in the ensemble for both “Hello, Dolly!” and “Camelot”.
...then the next summer (1999), I did shows at Moonlight Amphitheatre, in Vista up in North County. I did “The Music Man” and “Grease” and I played Captain Hook in “Peter Pan.”
Director/choreography Ray Limon, co-founder of LimonCarr Productions in Tustin, also directed Adam, and never quite forgot him from his days performing at Moonlight Stage Productions.
“He was a great kid when he did ‘Grease,’” recalls Limon. “He always had that voice. One year, when we were doing our annual fundraiser, ‘Broadway at the Moonlight,’ spotlighting all the former Moonlight performers who’d gone on to Equity and Broadway, we added him into the mix. He was the youngest performer we’d ever had in the production. He was just in high school then. And ‘Chess’ was another very adult show he appeared in. It was very impressive for him to be cast. He had the lead song, ‘Pity the Child.’ I’d love to hear him sing that now.”
Limon is about to direct “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Welk Theatre in Escondido, for which he recently auditioned 300 actor/singers.
“As talented as they were,” says Limon, “Adam’s talent is way beyond that. He’s like the little cartoon character, Vavoom, the little tiny guy who goes up to the mountains and hits a note and the mountains crumble."
The Moonlight celebrated its 20th Anniversary Season, opening with a Jubilee Ball on the stage amid scenery for Grace-Ann Etcheberria-Jacobs' 15th and final Youth Theatre production. The Summer Season was the most successful ever with audiences numbering 53,310 and ticket sales of $711,905.71. The Vista City Council designated $700,000 in State Park Grant funds to be set aside for a future stage-house. Maureen Macdonald hired as Executive Director of The Vista Foundation. The Broadway at the Moonlight Gala was a 1940s Big Band event, Swingtime G.I. Jive. 1200 people attended and the event raised $48,000.
ADAM LAMBERT (Porter) A native of San Diego, Adam is thrilled to continue the L.A. experience with his REPRISE! debut. After ten months of performing around the world as Lead Singer for Holland America, he recently appeared as Ambrose Kemper in Hello, Dolly! (Moonlight Stage Productions) and in Evita (CLO South Bay Cities). Other credits include: Doody in Grease, Chess, Music Man, Swingtime G.I. Jive (Moonlight), Lt. Shaw in The Secret Garden (Cabrillo), Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, My Fair Lady (Fullerton CLO), Camelot, Hello, Dolly! (Starlight). Adam has performed solo at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as a Spotlight Awards Finalist (2000), NY’s Lincoln Center, and Qualcomm Stadium performing our National Anthem for the San Diego Chargers. Thanks to Calvin Remsberg, Carol Weiss and Blossom Wagner for your constant wisdom and support.
"The (2000) 'Broadway at the Moonlight' Gala was a 1940s Big Band event, Swingtime G.I. Jive."
"One year, when we were doing our annual fundraiser, ‘Broadway at the Moonlight,’ spotlighting all the former Moonlight performers who’d gone on to Equity and Broadway, we added him into the mix. He was the youngest performer we’d ever had in the production."
Ray Limon (Director/Choreography) San Diego News Network
Broadway at the Moonlight Gala Swingtime G.I. Jive 1940s Big Band
"He is bright, friendly, funny, down to earth and grounded," Brombacher said. "Despite his talent, he doesn't have an inflated head, and he's so articulate and professional in the way he conducts himself."
Brombacher said Lambert's flamboyant stage personality was already developing in his teens, particularly in the role of, what else, the flamboyant pirate Captain Hook.
"He was an adventuresome performer as Captain Hook," she said. "He was always out there for the journey. He wanted to be different and put his own stamp on it -- and he did."