WILLIAMSPORT - Four years ago, Brett Rowland had to decide between playing sports or taking a spot in the Williamsport High School production of the musical "Les Miserables."
Now, the 16-year-old is preparing to play several roles in the Potomac Playmakers' version of "Cinderella."
He has "flown" in a stage production of "Peter Pan," played the part of a clock in "Beauty and the Beast" and dreams of some day being the lead in a Broadway performance.
Brett got his start at the age of 4, when he played Tiny Tim in the Playmakers production of "A Christmas Carol." It helped that his mother was the director.
"He came with me to all of the practices, and it was kind of expected," Cinnamon Rowland said.
Twenty shows later, Brett wants to attend Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va., or the University of Maryland to study musical theater. The high school junior is enrolled in show choir and music theory classes, and plans to take music theater next semester, he said.