Concert Presentation of Acclaimed Australian Musical Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life Will Play 54 Below

A concert presentation of Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life – the acclaimed musical that premiered in New York last summer after a tour throughout Australia – will be presented March 18 at 7 PM at 54 Below.

Billed as "'Sex and the City' meets 'Desperate Housewives,'" the show stars Amity Dry (who also wrote music, book and lyrics), Nikki Aitken, Rachel McCall and Susan Ferguson.

Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life also features music and arrangements by Mark Simeon Ferguson and direction by David Lampard.

The musical is described as "a refreshingly honest account of the experiences of modern day wives, mothers and women, expressed in a uniquely candid Australian way. Following the lives of four best friends–Jessie (who’s desperate to be married), Kate (career-focused and taking the trip of a lifetime), Lily (a working mom of two who seems to have it all) and Bec (a mom of three who’s just trying to stay sane) – it’s funny, sad, poignant and endearing as it reflects on the joys and frustrations of trying to 'do it all.'"

Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life is a celebration of women,” said creator Dry in a statement. “It’s an honest reflection of our strengths and challenges and deals with subjects that aren’t typically seen in musical theatre. I have been incredibly humbled by the success of the show to date and the way it’s been embraced by Australian audiences. Now to perform it at 54 Below and the United Nations at the time there’s an international conference focused on promoting women’s empowerment is absolutely thrilling.”

Tickets are $25-$35 in addition to a $25 food and beverage minimum. More information is available at