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Karen Burris/Mary Macaroni

Karen Burris is the creative force and (real) face behind the persona of Mary Macaroni. Karen is a busy professional family entertainer whose skills include magic, music, face painting & balloons. Her greatest skill is in her connection & rapport with the children she entertains, enthralling & captivating through performance and connection.

Kids get to help Mary Macaroni with magic tricks, shake shakers and dance with scarves along with rockin’ tunes and generally have the time of their lives!

Mary Macaroni has entertained on Carnival Lines, at amusement parks, Navy Pier, Chicago Bulls games, Spirit of Chicago and countless other corporate clients.


I developed the character Mary Macaroni to be a good role model for kids… I utilize my actions and music to teach & encourage children to be respectful , polite and thoughtful…..while having a great time. – Karen Burris

She performs over 350 events a year as Mary Macaroni at street festivals, corporate events, family slider3parties and school functions.  Most recently, she travelled around the world performing as both a magic assistant & musician for the American troops in Singapore, Diego Garcia and Bahrain.

She dedicated these volunteer performances to the memory of her late magic partner, Paul Lee, magician and creator of “Believe in Magic” who passed away in 2014.

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