Sick patrons interrupt 'Phantom of the Opera' performance

March 16, 2014 4:35:34 PM PDT
Some sick patrons interrupted a performance of a Broadway classic.

Emergency workers say several audience members became ill during the matinee of Phantom of the Opera.

Eight people were taken to the hospital with gastrointestinal distress.

The city Health Department is investigating reports the affected people ate together at the same restaurant prior to the show.