Coronado’s Talent presented by Alan Kinzel and Donna Salof is back this Feb. 26 for the fifth year after missing last year during the COVID shutdown. The show is a showcase for every kind of talent and all ages. The show is also a fundraiser for Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) and Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) which in turn funds many programs including the arts for our local students. It was the last major live show prior to the shut down in 2020. This show has developed an extremely loyal following and has quickly become a Coronado community favorite. It has sold out every year since the beginning.
Coronado’s Talent is an interactive show where audience members can vote for their favorite performers and help determine the winners along with the judges. This year’s judges include Richard Bailey, Mayor of Coronado; Dan Boyle, weight loss coach and owner of the Coronado Training Center; Harold Rapoza, general manager of the Hotel del Coronado; Lisa Kinzel, teacher at Silver Strand Elementary; Jane Mitchell, Emmy award-winning journalist; and Trisha Lynn, former music director of Tonight in San Diego and a local educator.
Auditions are continuing this Saturday, Jan. 15, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Coronado High School, 650 D Avenue. It is not too late to register to audition at www.coronadostalent.com. Contestants can win their share of $2,000 in prize money this year split between the youth and adult categories.
Tickets are on sale starting today for the Feb. 26 show. Ticket prices range from $25 for General Admission to $75 for VIP seats. VIP has been a crowd favorite because it not only comes with the best seats in the house but also includes a highly anticipated pre-party with hosted wine and beer, catered heavy appetizers generously donated by Garage Buona Forchetta and desserts by Gelato Paradiso. Every year the show features a special guest at the VIP party which will be the San Diego Padres Pad Squad and Friar.
“We are so excited to be back! We are passionate about bringing a stage to performers of all types and ages, where the crowd has such a great time all while raising money to enhance the education of our local students. Better schools, better community,” said Alan Kinzel, who is a local real estate Broker Associate with Compass Real Estate and local philanthropist. Alan Kinzel is the creator of the show and emcee along with local Coronado Shores resident, Larry Delrose. Donna Salof has been the underwriter for the show since the first year and has generously supported this show and CSF throughout the years. She is so passionate about creating opportunities for local students.
Tickets can be purchased at www.coronadostalent.com. You can pick out your seats on-line and have the tickets digitally delivered. It is encouraged to get your tickets early!