After the COVID quarantine hit, Dallas real estate agent Mikey Abrams wanted a place online where he and his theater friends could escape — to have fun, wear silly costumes and sing songs.
In less than a week after Abrams created it, Quarantined Cabaret had 20,000 followers. Since then, it’s gathered 25,000 more. People are posting 24/7, and Abrams has volunteers to monitor the deluge.
It’s always been partly about showing off or finding an audience to replace in-person ones. But particularly for some serious local talents, Quarantined Cabaret also became something of a practice session or a launching pad.