PROVIDENCE, RI- The Phantom of the Opera
was interrupted by a strange smell during last night's show at PPAC.
Officials say there was
no fire or smoke, but the smell did startle patrons sitting in the balcony.
The fire department was
called in to investigate, but found no issues. The show later resumed.
Officials say it could
have been pyro–technics in the show that caused that strange smell.
pyro that went off released a smell. I don't have the answer of why, but the
company will drill down and see and you know, test some pyros today because we
don't have a matinee today, so that it doesn't occur again, "said PPAC
President & CEO, Lynn Singleton.
Just before the show, an
unrelated technical issue caused a one–hour delay. PPAC says those unhappy with
their experience can call the box office.