Watertown High’s fall play? Funny you should ask!

"All In The Timing" to hit the stage Thursday, Nov. 5, and Friday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m.

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The student cast of “All In The Timing” takes a break from rehearsal to pose. The show will be performed at Watertown High School on Nov. 5-6 at 7:30 p.m.

The student cast of “All In The Timing” takes a break from rehearsal to pose. The show will be performed at Watertown High School on Nov. 5-6 at 7:30 p.m.

Raider Times photo / Alexis Caira

Raider Times photo / Alexis Caira

The student cast of “All In The Timing” takes a break from rehearsal to pose. The show will be performed at Watertown High School on Nov. 5-6 at 7:30 p.m.

Alexis Caira, Raider Times staff

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Something is stirring up laughs in the theater department here at Watertown High School, but what? 

Cast members of “All In The Timing” rehearse in the WHS auditorium. The show will be performed at Watertown High School on Nov. 5-6 at 7:30 p.m.

Raider Times photo / Alexis Caira
Cast members of “All In The Timing” rehearse in the WHS auditorium. The show will be performed at Watertown High School on Nov. 5-6 at 7:30 p.m.

The oncoming production of “All In The Timing,” written by David Ives, is being performed this coming Thursday and Friday by students for the 2015 fall play and is the cause for laughs. Being that it’s a comedy, actors find their characters in hilarious situations that place audiences in wacky new worlds.

The setup of the production is broken down by different stories with different characters and plots, which, says cast member Cris Patvakanian, is one of the best parts of this production.

“My favorite part about this character is every scene you take on a different level and energy, so I like how it charges,” he said.

While audiences are typically used to a plot that holds throughout the show, like in past shows such as “Alice in Wonderland” or “Our Town,” this year is a change of tide. The six separate stories included in “All In The Timing” — “The Universal Language”, “Words Words Words”, “Sure Thing”, “English Made Simple”, “The Philadelphia”, and “Seven Menus” — give a change to highlight different styles of acting and give more students chances to have major speaking roles. 

Nareg Kalaydjian takes a break from rehearsing “All In The Timing,” which will be performed at Watertown High School on Nov. 5-6, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.

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Nareg Kalaydjian takes a break from rehearsing “All In The Timing,” which will be performed at Watertown High School on Nov. 5-6, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.

The play will be performed at Watertown High on Thursday, Nov. 5, and Friday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 each, $6 for senior citizens, and will be sold at the door.

Rehearsals have been in full swing for more than a month. For Brianna Hache, who plays Dawn in “The Universal Language,” they are her favorite part of participating in the play.

“I like the rehearsals because everyone gets to bond over something we all love: theatre,” she said.

Typical atmosphere of a rehearsal includes students practicing their scenes on stage while the tech crew slowly puts together the lighting, set, props, and other parts of backstage. It is during Tech Week — the week before a show — that everything starts to come together for cast and crew to create a more cohesive production.

“Tech week is a little scary,” Hache said. “Everyone gets a little less sleep.”

All the cast and crew agree that it’s worth it, and all the hours pay off to a great show that everyone is proud of.

It’s easy to see that this show will be a good one, and all are encouraged to see shows Nov. 5-6.

Afraid you missed the fun? Cast and crew will be needed for the spring production of Joseph Stein’s musical “Fiddler on the Roof”.  No theater background is necessary to participate.

Either way, everyone is encouraged to support WHS’s theater department this year to make it a great one, so come out to see the show!

Cris Patvakanian (left), Tristan Underwood (center), and Zoe Grodsky rehearse “All In The Timing”. The show will be performed at Watertown High School on Nov. 5-6 at 7:30 p.m.

Raider Times photo / Alexis Caira
Cris Patvakanian (left), Tristan Underwood (center), and Zoe Grodsky rehearse “All In The Timing”. The show will be performed at Watertown High School on Nov. 5-6 at 7:30 p.m.

–Nov. 3, 2015–

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