‘Wheel of Fortune’ to hold Ohio auditions

By Joey Morona - Advance Ohio Media, Cleveland

CLEVELAND, — If you’ve ever found yourself around 7 p.m. yelling at the TV because a contestant on “Wheel of Fortune,” who is definitely not as smart as you, doesn’t know “SN__P D_GG H_USE” is obviously “SNOOP DOGG HOUSE,” it’s time to put your money where you mouth is.

Northeast Ohio “Wheel” fans will have a chance to try out for the show, now in its 36th season, when the Wheelmobile pulls into the MGM Northfield Park on May 11-12.

Open auditions will take place at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6 p.m., though applicants should arrive an hour early to fill out the necessary forms. From there, names will be drawn at random for aspiring contestants to play a simulated game with a chance to win prizes and an opportunity to be evaluated for the real show. Others could be chosen to try out again when producers return to the area for the final round of audtions.

In fact, according to the show, most contestants are cast at events like this one in their hometowns.

The event, 21 and over only, will take place Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 at the Center Stage venue at MGM Northfield Park, formerly Hard Rock Rocksino, at 10777 Northfield Rd. in Northfield.

Finally, in case you were wondering, no, Pat and Vanna won’t be there.

“Wheel of Fortune” airs weeknights at 7 p.m.


By Joey Morona

Advance Ohio Media, Cleveland

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