LA TI DO strives to be a premiere community of cultural and artistic diversity and inclusion through music and spoken word collaboration.
Since 2012, LA TI DO’s goal is to reignite the conversation in the artistic community on cabaret performances through productions in Washington, DC, New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond. The next step is to produce shows and programming specific to the needs of each location to become a hub of artistic collaboration and support in each city’s artistic community.
Curated and hosted by Don Michael Mendoza and Regie Cabico, LA TI DO made its debut to a full house in Washington, DC on January 23, 2012 at The Black Fox Lounge in Dupont Circle. Since then, LA TI DO became DC's premiere musical theatre cabaret and spoken word series to serve the artistic community on a monthly basis.
On June 9, 2013, the show then opened a touring chapter in New York City, made a special appearance at Feinstein’s/54 Below in 2015, and continues to present cabarets on a bi-monthly basis. In 2017, LA TI DO then became LA TI DO Productions. On March 12, 2018, LA TI DO made its west coast premiere at The Three Clubs in Los Angeles, and officially launched in Pittsburgh, PA virtually on June 8, 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Past musical performers range from Broadway veterans, Helen Hayes Award honorees to internationally recognized spoken word artists. Some notable alumni include Apollo Link, Jose Llana, Nova Y. Payton, Nicholas Rodriguez, Dorea Schmidt, Emily Zickler, Sonya Renee Taylor, Adele Hampton, Vijai Nathan, Sophia Walker, along with the national touring casts of The Sound of Music, The King and I, Miss Saigon, and The Band's Visit.