Friday, May 01, 2009

Wheel of Fortune

Missinformation: Wheel of Fortune will be here tomorrow for initial testing, May 2, not last weekend as I thought. They are setting up now in the hall next door with the Wheelmobile. The Wheelmobile is a 39-foot Winnebago that tours nationwide in search of contestants for television's #1 game show. The Wheelmobile team is coming our way to find contestants for four weeks of shows taping at The Venetian & The Palazzo in July 2009! So, if you're a local or you will be in town this weekend and are willing to come back for the final auditions in a few months and then for show tapeing in July if selected for a live show, come on down! (wait a minute, sorry, wrong show)

There are three shows at a Wheelmobile event. Each show lasts approximately one hour. Shows will be held on Saturday, May 2nd & Sunday, May 3rd at 2:00pm, 3:30pm and 5:00pm

• Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
• Applicants do not need to arrive hours in advance. WOF will distribute applications approximately one hour before each show begins.
• Everyone who comes to a Wheelmobile event will receive a color-coded application. The color of the application tells you what time the show you are eligible for will begin.
• Fill out your application and drop it in a nearby receptacle. Just before show time, WOF will put all the applications in a gold drum that sits on the stage.
• When the show begins, the Wheelmobile host will pick applications at random from the drum and call participants up to the stage (in groups of five) to play the game.
• On stage, WOF will do a brief interview with each contestant and play a version of the Wheel of Fortune Speed-Up Round.
• Each person who comes up to the stage will be evaluated as a potential contestant for the show. At the end of the puzzle, all contestants on stage will be awarded a prize (Wheel of Fortune hats, t-shirts and duffle bags are just some of the stuff you might win).
• Wheel of Fortune is looking for good game players who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun.
• After all the Wheelmobile events in the Las Vegas area have been conducted, WOF will choose the people believed to be the best candidates for the show (based on their overall performance on stage) to take part in a final round of auditions. The final auditions will take place in the Las Vegas area within a couple of months after the last Wheelmobile event.
• WOF plans to get as many people up to the stage as they can.
• If you are invited to the final auditions, you will receive a letter or e-mail within a few weeks after our last Wheelmobile event.

Monday update: Well, it looks like the event was poorly advertised; only a few hundred showed up. So you probably would have had a good chance at getting on for this one.

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