Scotch Plains Local to perform in “Elf On The Shelf” Musical

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Scotch Plains resident Krystle Lyn Tomlinson started performing at the age of two and hasn’t stopped. Now she is performing in “The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical” at the Basie Center in Red Bank for one day only on December 23rd.

“I’m so excited. This is my first national tour,” said Tomlinson. “I am lucky and blessed to have been one of the people to be able to return to the theater world so quickly after COVID-19. A nationwide tour has always been a dream for me.”

Tomlinson stars as Sugar Plum Dreidel in the musical where she is placed with a family that celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah.

To be on stage nationwide has been a dream come true for Tomlinson who has performed since he was a child.

She started taking dance lessons at age two, singing lessons at age seven, and acting lessons at age 10. She also made her first musical at age 10.

“At two years old, people were like ‘This kid has his place on stage.’ The stage is my home. I always knew I was meant to be on stage, “said Tomlinson.

Tomlinson then opened Applause NJ Theater, a Scotch Plains-based youth theater group that offers classes and produces musicals and performances to benefit causes.

She also credits the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District for her success.

“Scotch Plains shaped me and helped me find my love and passion for the arts at a young age,” said Tomlinson. “I did shows in high school and I wouldn’t have found my love and passion without the Scotch Plains community.”

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical arrives at the Hackensack Meridian Health Theater at the Basie Center at 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank, for two shows on Thursday, December 23 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets start at $ 35.50 with special VIP packages available for $ 84.50. Tickets are on sale now on

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