About Coronado's Talent

Coronado’s Talent is a community talent show, supporting local San Diego talented acts of all ages and types of performers.

Coronado’s Talent is a much anticipated annual fundraiser and talent show produced by local Real Estate Broker and Philanthropist,  Alan Kinzel.

This spectacular event showcases local performers of all ages and backgrounds while raising money for local charities! This year’s beneficiaries are the Coronado Schools Foundation and the Coronado School of the Arts.

The stage is set for a night of entertainment as locals come and show off their unbelievable talent, with hosts Alan Kinzel, “Mr. Coronado,” and Larry Delrose, “Mr. Entertainment,” writer and star in the movie ‘Night Club’ with Mickey Rooney and Ernest Borgnine.

Coronado’s Talent has featured many nationally known acts, including Chelsea Snow- winner of an international competition in China, beating out over 5,000 contestants. Chelsea has since had appearances on several national television shows and is a rising star.

Who will be crowned winner of 2022 Coronado’s Talent? $2,500 in prizes! The audience is encouraged to score the performers through our brand new interactive scoring experience. The judges then decide on the “Judges Favorite” winners. 

This year’s Judges include local community members: Dan Boyle, owner of the Coronado Training Center Custom Training and Gym; Lisa Kinzel, Co-Creator/Co-Producer of Coronado’s Talent and ; TeeLynn, former Music Director and DJ for the show Tonight in San Diego; Jane Mitchell, a 28 time Emmy award-winning journalist and former host of “1 on 1 with Jane Mitchell”; Geoff Gonzalez, Resident Choreographer & Dancer for City Ballet of San Diego and Top 25 finalist for “So You Think You Can Dance”; and Richard Bailey, Mayor of Coronado.

2022 Coronado’s Talent event is going to be an unforgettable experience! Our show has sold out every year, and we fully expect it will be this year as well. The best way to experience the show is with VIP tickets! VIP Tickets include a fabulous pre-party hosted at the Spreckels Center across the street from the theater, with food and beverage generously donated by: Buono ForchettaGelato Paradiso, and the Coronado Brewing Company.

Don’t miss out on the chance to see this incredible show! 

Get your tickets here!

2020 Highlight Reel

By the Alan Kinzel Realty Group

The show raised approximately $50,000 for local school charities to further our kids educational opportunities!

Meet Our Hosts

ALAN KINZEL

Creator and Producer, Aspiring Philanthropist, and
A Top Realtor/Broker in San Diego county

Alan has a passion for helping people. Growing up, his father was a part-time farmer. When Alan helped his father on the weekends, unique farm values were instilled in him: First is a strong work ethic, the second is “a man’s word is his bond,” and lastly, the importance of strong community values.

When a neighbor had a problem in the farm community, everyone would stop what they were doing and rally around to help that neighbor get back on their feet. This community spirit is how Alan grew up thinking the world should be and drives his passion for helping people most in need today.

Based out of Coronado, California, Alan is one of San Diego’s top Realtors, and is highly active in the community. In 2019 Alan founded Coronado’s Talent, a community-wide event that sells out every year. Coronado’s Talent is broadcasted locally and online, raising tens of thousands for the Coronado Schools Foundation and Coronado School of the Arts.

Alan currently or previously served on four boards in the community: the Crown Town Foundation (Alan’s Foundation), Coronado Schools Foundation, Coronado SAFE, and the Stephen J Wampler Foundation.

Besides Luxury Real Estate in Coronado, Alan specializes in Residential Real Estate involving Probate, Trust, and Divorce. These are the people often most in need of a true specialist, and each of these transactions is unique and requires additional services and risk mitigation.

Alan has degrees in Economics and Finance from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an MBA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Frito-Lay hired Alan after graduation, where he worked most of his ten-year career in their global headquarters in Plano, TX. His career had a diverse trajectory, with ten jobs in ten years. He was in charge of the packaging for the Lays and Fritos brand, Midwest Grain Finance Manager, grew the Tostitos dips and salsa brand by overseeing all the manufacturing, developed the linear programming models to source potatoes that are still used today, drove all the analysis to determine the site of their latest grain facility, and completed his career with Frito-Lay writing speeches and presentations for their senior management.

Alan left Frito-Lay to start up a mortgage company that nearly went public. Alan gained years of experience in mortgage lending by owning a significant mortgage company in St. Louis. In addition, he brings a remodeling background as he bought and sold over 50 homes and founded a construction company.

Alan recently received the Coronado Schools Foundation Volunteer of the Year, the Coronado Schools Foundation Partner of the Year, the Coronado USD School Board “Board of Educations” Award, the SDAR Circle of Excellence Award, the Platinum Ellie Award, and was recognized as one of the top real estate professionals in America.

He has recently been featured in Real Producers Magazine, Real Talk San Diego, and List It Live. In December 2021, Alan was recognized as A Leader of Influence in Real Estate by the San Diego Business Journal.

Larry Delrose

Actor, Film producer, writer, Singer, and well known real estate investor/financier

Larry Delrose is a well-known real estate investor/financier who turned actor, film producer, writer, singer, and storyteller. Following his heart “to pursue what you love to do in life,” he re-invented himself and entered the crazy world of entertainment.” 

Larry has a highly spirited Nightclub Act. A radio feature called “Minute of Wisdom,”. And authored a self-help/entertainment book called “Directions To a Happy Life,” which he also turned into a “One Man Show.”

In the press

Coronado's Talent Raises Over $30K+

….And that’s a wrap! The 3rd Annual Coronado’s Talent contest held at Coronado High School Theater on Saturday, February 23rd was the most successful Coronado’s Talent fundraiser to date — resulting in more than $30K raised for Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) this year.

Coronado’s Got Talent” – Showcasing the Community’s Stars]

Coronado Times wrote an article showcasing important information about the show, ticket sales and participant information.​

Inaugural Coronado’s Got Talent a Huge Sucess (Videos)

Coronado Times wrote an article showcasing important information about the show, ticket sales and participant information.​

Coronado’s Got Talent!

A letter from Coronado Schools Foundation director, Patty Cowan, showing her support and thoughts on the event. 

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