Alexandria's MetroStage opens its new season with a bang, recruiting one of the best singing actresses around, Natascia Diaz, to reprise the role she played Off-Broadway in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, a jukebox musical about late legendary French singer-songwriter Jacques Brel. Serge Seiden directs the revue, which blends Brel's wide-ranging music, including ballads, tangos, boleros and rock. Choreography is by Signature Theatre's Matt Gardiner. Opens in a Pay-What-You-Can Preview Thursday, Aug. 30, at 8 p.m. To Oct. 21. MetroStage, 1201 North Royal St., Alexandria. Tickets are $48 to $55. Call 800-494-8497 or visit metrostage.org.