Neverland celebrates Halloween with 'Saturday Morning Cartoons'

Wed. October 25, 2017 12:52 PM by Kevin Wayne

ramon ventura as 'leonardo' for neverland halloween

photo credit // adam ouahmane photo & design

Neverland transforms Fantasy Night Club on Saturday, Oct. 28 for a sexy night with some of your favorite cartoon characters

Fresh off their wickedly successful 'Gods of the Nile' Market Days party, Neverland is now bringing some of your favorite Saturday morning cartoons to life for Chicago's largest gay Halloween dance party this Saturday in Boystown.

Photos: Neverland 'Gods of the Nile'

"Saturday Morning Cartoons is a great theme for Halloween because there are limitless options and it's all about characters," Anthony DiFiore, one of the founders and Creative Director at Neverland, told

This is the sixth year Neverland is hosting one of their high-concept theme parties for Halloween weekend. Last year the team celebrated "The 80's."

Neverland never fails to deliver on a fabulously creative atmosphere and well-designed sets and Saturday, Oct. 28 is no exception. From Looney Tunes to Ghostbusters, Scooby Doo to Thundercats, Pokemon to Spongebob, the Neverland creative team will bring some colorful - and sexy - cartoon characters to the stage.

"[This theme] allows us to collaborate more with Ryan Straut FX in using prosthetics so that our performers don't just look like gogo dancers in a costume, but like a Hollywood version of whatever character they represent," said DiFiore.

The Neverland team will also be utilizing top of the line sound and lighting from ILC, the same company behind their incredible event stages at Metro Chicago, to totally transform Fantasy Night Club and generate an experience that is sure to impress.

Opening the event is DJ Alex Cabot (Chicago), fresh off opening for DJ Paulo at this year's Neverland Pride. He's joined by DJ Serving Ovahness (Los Angeles), an international headliner and long-time Neverland favorite, who last headlined Neverland IML in 2016.

All costumes are welcome and while dressing in theme will put you in good company alongside Neverland's cast of irresistible gogo dancers, performers and decor, it is by no means mandatory.

"Neverland is really just about people getting together and having a great time," DiFiore stressed.

According to DiFiore, pre-sale tickets have been selling fast, with hundreds coming in from out-of-state. He highly recommends purchasing tickets in advance.

Neverland's 'Saturday Morning Cartoons' Halloween party takes over Fantasy Night Club, 3641 N. Halsted, on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. Tickets range from $29.99 to $39.99 and are available online.

Image: Ramon Ventura as "Leonardo", photographed by Adam Ouahmane Photo & Design for the Neverland Halloween event "Saturday Morning Cartoons". FX makeup by Ryan Straut FX and Shannon Christie. Direction/Costume by Martin Luna.

Related: Northalsted 'Haunted Halsted' Halloween Parade, Oct. 31

Video by Timmie Foley and Ryan Straut // FX makeup by Ryan Straut FX and Shannon Christie // Costumes and direction by Martin Luna