Wow! What a conversation. I loved listening to musical director, conductor and Westender, Jae Alexander, talking about his amazing career. I don't think there's been a musical either in the West End on or on Broadway in the last 40 years that Jae has not worked on – Cat’s, Crazy For You, Follies, Beauty and the Beast, Oliver! SO much to talk about. From humble beginnings in Port Talbot to conducting The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert, he's work with many of the greats of musical theatre from Jerome Robbins to Leonard Bernstein. From Eartha Kitt to Carol Channing. As well as homegrown national treasures, Lulu and Bonnie Langford. We discuss all of the above, of course, but we also discuss his best friend and fellow Westender, Jill Nalder, the subject of the brilliant TV series, It’s A Sin. They became flatmates together in the ‘Pink Palace’ of the series and still share a house now, 40 years later! The series was written by their long-time friend and fellow Welshman, Russell T Davis. P.S. he also worked with my sister when she was a pink coiffed, Fantasy Banker, in Crazy For You! If you like musical theatre, you won’t want to miss this. If you like music, you’ll love this. If you’re neither – shame on you!
Rina Lang is a creative entrepreneurship coach. She helps people move from their corporate jobs into creative self-employment. A fascinating area of work dealing with our limiting beliefs around our own creativity and the expectations and pushback we get from those we love when we try to unleash it. Rina is a German now living in Mexico, her 8th country of residence! She is in the process of writing a children's book and has a bucket list of a 1000!!