A fire wasn’t supposed to be part of the show at La Crosse’s Weber Center.
Preview night for the musical ‘Newsies’ was interrupted on Thursday when a stage curtain started on fire about an hour into the show.
The play was stopped and the building was evacuated, as firemen put out the flames.
The burned curtain was taken down, and two people were treated for breathing problems.
‘Newsies’ is being put on by the La Crosse Community Theatre, and is supposed to have opening night on schedule Friday night.