This May, what happens in the Riffe Center stays in the Riffe Center. As spring begins turning the corner into summer, two of Columbus' most treasured performing arts institutions will join forces again to present a Vegas-style revue under the bright lights of the Capitol Theatre.

This May, what happens in the Riffe Center stays in the Riffe Center. As spring begins turning the corner into summer, two of Columbus' most treasured performing arts institutions will join forces again to present a Vegas-style revue under the bright lights of the Capitol Theatre.

The Columbus Jazz Orchestra and the Columbus Gay Men's Chorus will perform side by side for "A Night in Vegas," a glitzy, glamorous showcase designed to recreate a night in the famed theaters of Sin City.

"It's supposed to be a pretty high theatrical production," CJO spokesman Scott Vezdos said.

It's too early to draw up a playlist, but Matthew Arnold, executive director of the Gay Men's Chorus, added a few more details. The chorus will probably do a few a cappella numbers, and the jazz cats will have a couple featured turns of their own, but mostly the orchestra's 17-piece lineup and the chorus will perform in tandem. Hits by everybody from Wayne Newton to Celine Dion could be in play - anything goes.

"It can incorporate music from performers who have been in Vegas over the years," Arnold said. "It can be current performers in Vegas or people way back. So it's a wide variety of music to choose from."

Does that mean the evening's playlist could include something by recently recruited Vegas showman Garth Brooks?

"It's possible," Arnold said, laughing. "With a jazz ensemble, country might be a little less likely, but hey, you never know."