THE NUTCRACKER: OREGON BALLET THEATRE
(Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay) I know that usually your tastes aren't so pedestrian, but when was the last time you actually saw a performance of The Nutcracker? Those are real athletes on stage in their Sugar Plum Fairy tutus and mouse suits, and they're telling a story that's creepier and more beautiful than you probably remember. MARJORIE SKINNER