HESPERIA Off stage, Brennley Brown of Hesperia is as normal as normal can be for any 10-year-old girl. She rides horses, plays with her friends, watches television and gets lost in her long list of what she wants to be when she grows up. But the second Brennley steps foot on stage, it becomes clear that she is far from normal.


Brennley is gifted with a talent that has already caught the attention of big-name Broadway producers, brutally honest "X-Factor" judge Simon Cowell and even the United States Tennis Association.


No, her talent is not the ability to smack a tennis ball over 100 mph. But her vocal range and voice will place her in the middle of a sold-out crowd at the U.S. Open in New York Sunday night a large step up from singing at High Desert Maverick games during Fourth of July.


"I'm more excited than nervous," Brennley said through a beaming smile that seems to rarely leave her face.


Out of the 12 children set to perform throughout the course of the U.S. Open, Brennley will be the only California resident chosen. However, this is not her first taste of the New York spotlight.


Scheduled for an hour-long press conference before and after the match, she has gained notoriety throughout the city over the past year for nearly landing a role in the Broadway revival of "Annie." After a year-long nationwide casting call that auditioned over 6,000 girls, making the final callback that narrowed the competition to only 15 girls was no small feat. As it stands now, Brennley is a possible replacement for three main characters if anything should happen.


"It's a really inspiring story, especially for kids," said Brennley's mom, Misty Brown, who had always tried to instill in her daughter that anything is possible with hard work.


Before auditioning for "Annie," Brennley had very little musical theater experience. After discovering her love for entertaining when she sang "Mississippi Girl" at a kindergarten talent show, Brennley became involved with community theater; shortly after, receiving several roles in plays put on by the local Standing Room Only Productions, and one by Victor Valley College.


With many hours of vocal, dancing and acting lessons from High Desert instructors, Brennley has been able to transform her raw talent into a polished product that has led to her recent success something not lost among Misty and Brennley.


"Her success is largely due to the grueling hours put in by her genuinely caring teachers and God's grace" explained Misty, voicing her gratitude for the help given by those within the community.


While the gigs that Brennley has been reeling in lately with her golden voice are impressive, the ability to stay so humble at such a young age might be even more so.


"God has blessed me with a beautiful talent," said Brennley, who constantly asks her mom about performing benefit concerts. "I just want to share my talent with everyone for the good."


And as the stages in Brennley's life become larger, she is determined to not let the cut-throat industry change her.


"If I go for a role and I don't get it, then I don't get it," Brennley said. "If I keep working hard, maybe something even better will be around the corner."