Arsht Center opera house flooded due to faulty drain pipe, say officials

By Lawrence A. Johnson

[UPDATED] More than 2,000 people were forced to evacuate the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House Sunday night due to massive flooding of the venue.

Sunday night’s performance of The Lion King was stopped around 8 o’clock and Arsht staff members went on stage to tell patrons to evacuate the building.

Scott Shiller, executive vice-president of the Arsht Center, stated that the heavy rains in Miami caused a drain line to leak with flooding in the lobby leading to the show being stopped.

“Our engineering team has determined that the leak is controlled and it is now being repaired,” said Shiller in a released statement.

An Arsht spokeswoman said patrons of Sunday night’s show should contact their point of purchase or the Arsht Center box office at 786-468-2337 to exchange tickets for future Lion King performances through June 10.

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