Sisters use Massachusetts online school so they can take the stage

Getting a shot to perform for a national Broadway tour can take dozens of auditions and callbacks for most, but for two Franklin sisters, one audition — on a whim — was all they needed to get a spot in the production of “Annie The Musical” that arrives in Boston next week.

Even though it was their first Broadway tour audition, Katie and Amanda Wylie are no newcomers to the theater — 9-year-old Katie and 11-year-old Amanda have been training at summer camps and Franklin School for the Performing Arts for years now. The countless hours they’ve spent practicing singing, dancing, and acting has turned them into what their mom, Kristen Wylie, and the theater world call triple threats.

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