“Millicent Sarre is exceptional. A singing voice that could take on many genres, stage presence, intelligence, wit, and a rare song-writing gift to be celebrated.” – Lisa Lanzi, Theatre Travels.
Armed with a bright belty voice, witty original songs, and a head of blonde curls, Millicent Sarre (she/her/Mim) is a singer & songwriter, cabaret artist, music theatre performer, producer and vocal coach.
Mim has made a name for herself creating original cabaret work that centres feminist and activist themes. Her debut cabaret show 'Friendly Feminism for the Mild Mannered' debuted in the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe in June 2019, playing a sold-out, extended season and receiving a nomination for Best Cabaret in the 2019 Adelaide Theatre Guide Awards. 'Friendly Feminism' then played a 2020 Adelaide Fringe Season at Gluttony, which saw another sold-out and extended season, and where it was a 4-time award winner, including a weekly award for Best Cabaret and the Holden Street Theatres Award. The Perth season of 'Friendly Feminism' in Perth's Fringe World 2021 saw another sold-out season for the show, where it received a weekly award for Best Cabaret. The album of the original music for the show was released in January 2020 and is available to download here.
In 2021, Mim collaborated with fellow Artist-Activist Cadence Belle to create their duo show 'Awkward Activists', to critical acclaim. Mim is currently writing her follow-up solo show 'Opinionated', set to debut in the Adelaide Fringe 2022.
In addition to her work in cabaret, Mim is a passionate music theatre performer, having studied Music and Theatre at Graceland University, USA, and currently studying a Bachelor of Music Theatre at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. Her favourite music theatre roles to date include Veronica Sawyer in ''Heathers: the Musical' (Segue Productions, 2019 - nominated for TASA Award for Best Female Performer in a Musical), Wendla Bergmann in 'Spring Awakening' (Hills Musical Company 2017), Ivy in 'Ivy + Bean: the Musical' (The Gemini Collective, 2018 – Australian Premiere), and Audrey in 'Little Shop of Horrors' (Graceland University, 2013).
Mim has a number of years' experience as a vocal coach, predominantly working with teenagers and young adults. She is passionate about vocal health and arming her students with knowledge of how their voice works, and consistently engages in professional development to continue to hone her own vocal knowledge and teaching practice. She has consistently worked as a Music Director and Vocal Coach in youth and high school productions. For Adelaide Theatre Academy she has musically directed 'Little Shop of Horrors' (2018), 'Xanadu Jr.' (2018), and 'Porridge' (for ‘Something on Saturday’ at the Dunstan Playhouse, 2019), and co-musically directed '13: The Musical' (2019). In 2020 she vocally directed Pembroke School's Middle School Musical 'Chicago', and in 2021 directed 'Chicago' for Pelican Productions.