BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake trades in City Hall for the stage.

The mayor made her big debut in the musical “Chicago” Wednesday night.

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She served as narrator for the opening number “All that Jazz” at the Hippodrome Theatre downtown.

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Mayor Rawlings-Blake rehearsed long and hard before the show.

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“Chicago” producers said they chose the mayor to appear because of her passion for the arts.