Still a chance to make ‘Deal’
By Susan Guyett, Indy Star
That “Deal or No Deal” frenzy didn’t end when the open auditions for the NBC show closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Some of the people who waited for hours in line at Indy Hyundai on Washington Street got to wait some more Wednesday during a return casting call at the Crowne Plaza in Downtown Indianapolis.
Contestants who made the first cut for the hit show hosted by Howie Mandel started showing up around 10 a.m. with their friends and family as supporters. Some groups color-coordinated their wardrobes, and others practiced enthusiastic looks, hand motions and excited whoops outside the audition rooms.
Sherri DeCoursey, Martinsville, showed up with Barkley, a 2-year-old golden retriever who is being trained for the Indiana Canine Assistant Network, a program that trains assistance dogs. DeCoursey has volunteered with the not-for-profit group for about three years. A dedicated animal lover who went to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to help care for pets separated from their owners, DeCoursey said that if she is selected to be on the show, she’ll donate all her winnings to ICAN.