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MZAZA - The Birth and Death of Stars


Multi-award winning world music favorites MZAZA present critically acclaimed show The Birth and Death of Stars.

The Birth and Death of Stars, based on the award-nominated album of the same name, draws inspiration from history’s philosophers and astronomers, leading us on a surreal voyage through the ether to explore what links us to each other and the world around us.

Sitting comfortably between music and theatre, the show is a powerful collaboration of creative minds featuring director Benjamin Knapton, Finnish animator Laura Matikainen and writer Pauline Maudy.

Take a step away from the everyday and contemplate our place in the universe to the sounds of some of Australia’s most uniquely diverse musicians, storytellers and composers.

Cast and Crew 

Cast/Music Team
Pauline Maudy - Vocals
Greta Kelly - Violin, shah kaman, vocals
Ricardo Bona - Accordion, vocals
John Robertson - Guitar, vocals
Goran Gajic - Double-bass, vocals
Malindi Morris - Darabuka, cajon, tapan, cymbals

Creative/Production Team
Pauline Maudy - Creative Producer, writer
Benjamin Knapton - Director
Greta Kelly - Producer
Alison Ross - Design Consultant
Laura Matikainen - AV Designer
Freddy Komp - Vision Systems Design


Pauline and Greta

Multi-award-winning world musicians Mzaza packed the Powerhouse Theatre for a live rendition of their acclaimed album The Birth and Death of Stars. Enthusiastic music lovers enjoyed the passion, intelligence and musicality of the sextet, performed against a surreal digital set by Finnish animator Laura Matikainen… While the audience had been asked to avoid shouting out during the show, people were so moved they couldn’t help themselves. Mzaza’s commitment and love for their work was palpable, inspiring the same passion in return from the appreciative crowd.

Stage Whispers


16 August 2024


7:30p, - 8:45pm

Running time: 1hr 15mins


Araluen Theatre Member 




Extra information 

MZAZA Preview

Ticketing Policy

Online ticketing is available up until one hour prior to the performance.  
For ticket purchases after this time, please visit the Araluen Box Office or call us on (08) 8951 1122.


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Booking Fee

For this event, a one-off service fee of $2.50 per transaction applies on all purchases online and by phone. All ticket prices include GST.