The Düsseldorf Theater der Klänge had to postpone its premiere of the cabaret revue "hoppla, wir spielen noch" in December because of Corona. The ensemble used the forced break until the premiere date in April at the Düsseldorf Komödie to record the songs and dance music composed especially for this revue creation in the recording studio and to press a CD from it. The CD for the revue was released at the same time as the premiere on Thursday, 21 April 2022.
Like the revue, the music on the CD, which is sung and played live in the performances, is based on the style of the cabaret revue songs popular in the 1920s, as they were composed at the time by Kurt Weill, Hans Eisler or Friedrich Hollaender: with cheeky, up-to-date German lyrics, not sung by perfect voices, but often by actors and actresses a capella. Dance music that is rhythm-determined and provides a fitting foundation for the "dance numbers". But not imitating the time, the genre or the instrumentation of the 1920s, but electronically recorded contemporary backings for the solo, duo or even choral voices of the ensemble.
11 pieces, mostly composed by the Düsseldorf composers Michael Scheibenreiter and J.U. Lensing, but also songs developed, written and sung by the acting ensemble, determine the titles of the revue and the CD.
All the musical pieces could be seen and heard in the live revue from Thursday, 21.4. to Sunday, 24.4. at the Komödie Düsseldorf Steinstraße. The CD was available at the box office and is currently available via the online shop of the Theater der Klänge.