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On the line
Several years ago, Donna McKechnie told us about a Paris performance of “A Chorus Line’’ when her shoe broke while she was doing pirouettes in her solo “The Music and the Mirror.” The show (and pirouettes) must go on, and they did. Perhaps the Tony winner will share this story with you during her cabaret show “Donna McKechnie: My Musical Comedy Life” presented by Berkshire Theatre Group. 8 p.m. $25-$100. The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. 413-997-4444. www.berkshiretheatregroup.org
Everything old is new again Since 1971, the New Black Eagle Jazz Band has served up traditional New Orleans jazz throughout the world (OK, so they’re not “New”). At the Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series they’ll serve rags by Scott Joplin, gospel music, blues, and pop tunes up to the 1960s. 7 p.m. $20, $18 (lawn seating), free under 13. Picnics encouraged (inside if raining). Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport. 978-499-0050. www.maudslayartscenter.org
Bring the Mace Wrestling, geopolitics, and raisin bread are unlikely bedfellows unless in the ring of Kristoffer Diaz’s Obie-winning “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity.” Company One presents this black comedy about a professional wrestler named Mace who thinks he has a way to beat champion Chad Deity. (Story, Page 4.) 8 p.m. (through Aug. 25; recommended for ages 16 and older). $38-$42, $35-$38 seniors, $20 “Wild Wednesdays,” $15 students, pay-what-you-can performance July 29 at 2 p.m. (in person day of show, $6 minimum, cash). Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont St., Boston. 617-933-8600. www.bostontheatrescene.com
Scottish rites Brother and sister Neil and Lilly Pearlman grew up with Scottish music and dance, so it’s not surprising that the siblings keep up the tradition. Pianist Neil’s band is Alba’s Edge, and his fiddling sister co-leads the group at An Evening of Scottish Arts With Alba’s Edge and guests. Opening the show are fiddler Katie McNally and guitarist Eric McDonald. 7 p.m. $15, $12 students and kids.
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 74 Pleasant St., Arlington. 781-648-4819. www.neilpearlman.com
Get ready “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Get Ready.” Enough said? These and other Motown tunes are your gifts from the former lead singer of the Temptations and Spinners at G.C. Cameron’s Temptations Review. 3 and
8 p.m. (July 29 at 2 p.m.). $45. Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main St., Stoneham. 781-279-2200. www.stonehamtheatre.org
Stage Fort Pahk in Glosta
Look closely because you might see the fisherman at the Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial tapping out the beat on his wheel. The R&B of Overdrive is at Stage Fort Park Sunday, part of the Antonio Gentile Bandstand Summer Concert Series. July 29 at 7 p.m. (series runs through Aug. 26). Free. Bandstand at Stage Fort Park, Hough Street, Gloucester. 978-281-0543.
A hybrid We don’t know if the new Klezwoods record, “30th Meridian: From Cairo to St. Petersburg With Love,” comes with a video, so check out the Somerville show where the klezmer-based band is accompanied by belly dancer Hybrid. Cirketsra is up first with its circus-themed music. July 29 at 8 p.m. $10. Johnny D’s, 17 Holland St., Davis Square, Somerville. 617-776-2004. www.johnnyds.com