In preparation of upcoming performances (Jan. 12-30) of Billy Elliot The Musical at Ovens Auditorium, comes another educational Get to Know the Show series from Blumenthal. UNC Charlotte professor Noel Freidline will discuss pop icon Elton John's journey to Broadway and his written scores for Billy Elliot The Musical. Complimentary sandwiches and beverages will be served. In addition, all participants will receive discount ticket vouchers to see the show. Free, but reservations are required. 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. For more information, call 704-348-5770 or visit www.blumenthalcenter.org/default.asp?blumenthal=59&objId=2258.