The Tuscaloosa community is one which is rich in the arts. It's not uncommon to find live music, locally produced artwork, and various handmade crafts. So, it's not surprising that the Tuscaloosa City Schools' drama departments are bursting with students who can go head to head with many a Broadway performer.

Friday and Saturday nights, Bryant High School hosted performances of Little Shop of Horrors.  The play, based on a classic off-Broadway musical comedy and subsequent film, took a modern turn-- as the abusive dentist boyfriend of flower shop employee Audrey rode a hoverboard --but it still had the feel of the 1960s, when the original film debuted.

The set was sensible yet functional in a variety of capacities.

The main characters, Kendall Reed and Zoe Jones were very believable as Seymour Krelborn and Audrey, respectively.  Everyone's singing was phenomenal, as well.  It was easy to lose sight of the fact that these were high school students performing before their families, friends, and community supporters.