Psychologist Bruno Bettelheim opined that Beauty’s magical sleep is a metaphor for the inward turning and development-of-self during puberty. It ends with sexual awakening. Of course, Bettelheim was exposed as a liar, fake and abuser, but that doesn’t mean his ideas about fairy tales aren’t right. Anywaay … ponder that as the State Ballet Theatre of Russia brings to life Tchaikovsky’s tale of true love in a full-scale production.
8 p.m. Fri., Jan. 12, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts’ Moran Theater, 300 Water St., Downtown, $11-$72.50, fscjartistseries.org.