Editor’s Picks: Theater Openings and Closings in August

“Miss Saigon,” “A Chorus Line,” your last chance to see “The Book of Mormon,” and more.

By: Sophie Gilbert


A Chorus Line is at Olney Theatre August 1 through September 1.

August 5 for one show only, Taffety Punk presents its seventh annual Bootleg Shakespeare event, staging, rehearsing, and performing Love’s Labour’s Lost in a single day.

Keegan Theatre stages A Few Good Men, Aaron Sorkin’s play about a military cover-up at Guantanamo Bay. August 10 through September 7.

Theater Alliance presents the debut production in the Anacostia Playhouse, Nathan Louis Jackson’s Broke-ology. August 14 through September 8.

Signature Theatre’s production of the smash musical Miss Saigon plays August 15 through September 22.

Rorschach Theatre presents Neverwhere, a theatrical adaptation of the fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman. August 16 through September 15.

Round House Theatre’s The Beauty Queen of Lenane by Martin McDonagh runs August 21 through September 15.


Synetic Theater’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream closes August 4. Our review.

Arena Stage’s One Night With Janis Joplin closes August 11. Our review.

Studio Theatre’s The Rocky Horror Show closes August 11. Our review.

American Century Theater’s I Do! I Do! closes August 17.

Scena Theatre’s production of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé closes August 18.

The Book of Mormon closes at the Kennedy Center August 18. Our review.

The Second City’s America All Better also closes August 18. Our review.