Colourful evening

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A colorful evening is an event either in the form of a vaudeville or a revue without the participation of the public or in the manner of a social gathering with ballroom dancing and board games .

In the 19th century, not only club events, but also a large part of the theater and concert events were colorful evenings with poetry lectures, living pictures , opera arias , choirs and theatrical one-act plays . Colorful evenings were often held in variety theaters or music halls . The performances ranged from singing numbers and magic tricks to artistry .

The sociable, colorful evenings require the cooperation and preparation of everyone involved. Contributions such as charades , dirty jokes , skits , musical (especially a cappella ) or poetic performances are popular. Conscientious preparation can be helpful, but contributions can also be improvised.

In the 20th century, with the establishment of radio, colorful evenings were also broadcast live as radio shows . The post-war presenters Peter Frankenfeld ( 1-0 for you , 1954) and Hans Rosenthal ( Alone Against All ) founded their later television careers with such programs.

In the 1940s and 1950s, Heinz Erhardt was the humorous number of colorful evenings for guest performance directors Hofner and Heinz Hoffmeister. The titles of the programs were e.g. B. “Triumph of good mood” (1948), “Evening of Laughter” (1951), “A hit and humor parade” (1952), “Holiday joy for those who stayed at home” (1952) and “Philips star cast - let the worries are worries ”(1953). The tours went through up to 90 cities and brought well-known artists of stage and record to the audience: Lale Andresen, Ilse Werner, Vico Torriani, Gerhard Wendland, Helmut Zacharias, Chris Howland, Willy Hagara and others. a.