If you’ve ever watched “Wheel of Fortune” and yelled at the TV because you thought you could do better, now’s your chance to prove it.
Wheel of Fortune LIVE! will host a series of shows featuring singer Clay Aiken on Sunday, November 6th at Harrah’s Southern California at the Valley Center and on Wednesday, November 9th at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center in Thousand Oaks.
Aiken said he never thought he would host the show he’s been a fan his whole life.
“I feel like it’s the one show that everyone kind of knows and it’s common knowledge,” Aiken said in a phone interview. “I’ve heard from people watching it with their children, parents, grandparents or grandchildren. It’s one of the few things families still do together.”
Aiken said it’s the only time the game show has toured for live taping. The live show looks identical to the studio version, features the same board and iconic wheel, but has different people on stage. The production team of the live show gives away nine names for the three preliminary rounds each evening. Later, each preliminary round winner returns for the final championship round.
The live show prizes include merchandise, free travel to places like Paris, France, and cash prizes of up to $5,000.
“I joke with people because as a host I don’t have to worry about losing and I love giving out prizes,” Aiken said. “There are exciting things to win long before the bonus round. We also gave away trips to Las Vegas, New York and New Orleans.”
Aiken also said that not all guests have to play to win. If they register before the show, they will be entered into a random drawing that will award them with the same prize as the championship round winner.
“It was an incredible idea to be able to go to the theater near your home and not just watch, but act and win awards,” Aiken said. “There’s no other place you can go where you can sit in the theater, do nothing and walk away with $5,000.”
Wheel of Fortune LIVE!
When: 3 p.m. Sunday 6 November
Where: Harrah’s Resort Southern California, 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center
Tickets: $41.50-$152 at Ticketmaster.com
Likewise: 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 9 at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Tickets range from $32 to $86 at Ticketmaster.com.
https://www.ocregister.com/2022/11/01/how-to-win-big-with-local-clay-aiken-hosted-wheel-of-fortune-live-shows/ How to Win Big with The Wheel of Fortune Live Shows Hosted by Clay Aiken – Orange County Register