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Wheel of Fortune comes to Northeastern; auditions to be held on Tuesday

The popular gameshow will be at Northeastern to search for contestants. Photo by Rick Obst/Flickr

If you’ve ever dreamed of competing on the popular TV game show Wheel of Fortune, now’s your chance. Auditions for the popular game show will be held on campus Tuesday, exclusively for Northeastern students, faculty, and staff.

The “Wheelmobile”—a 36-foot-long Winnebago—will be stationed outside Blackman Auditorium Tuesday in search of contestants. A version of the Los Angeles Wheel of Fortune set will be recreated in Blackman Auditorium, with two “show times” throughout the day. The first will be held from 10 to 11:45 a.m., and the second from 12:15 to 2 p.m. Those interested should arrive for the day by 9:30 a.m.

Wheel of Fortune is looking for good game players who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun. This is your opportunity to shine. Show us what you’ve got!
—Wheel of Fortune show information

The auditions will mark the end of the show’s Boston tour. The stars of the show—Pat Sajak and Vanna White—were spotted throughout the city this week shooting footage for the show’s Great American Cities series, and Wheel of Fortune auditions will be held in Faneuil Hall this weekend as well.

According to the show, “Wheel of Fortune is looking for good game players who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun. This is your opportunity to shine. Show us what you’ve got!”

Would-be contestants will receive an application form to fill out prior to each show time. Just before the show begins, five applications will be drawn at random. Those five people will compete on stage in an abridged Wheel of Fortune game. More than one game will be played during each show slot.

Contestants on stage will be interviewed by showrunners, and will be evaluated as potential contestants for the show. The games at Northeastern serve as the first step of a multiple-step audition process.

However, everyone who makes it on the stage at Blackman will win a Wheel of Fortune-themed prize, such as a T-shirt, hat, or duffle bag.

Show representatives noted that, “We will get as many people up to the stage as we can. However, we know there will be many more folks at our Wheelmobile events than we can possibly audition. For this reason, we will reserve some slots in the final auditions for those individuals who attended Wheelmobile events but did not make it up to the stage. After all Wheelmobile events have been conducted, we will draw a number of names at random from all the applications we receive in the Boston area for these slots.”

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