Forrest came to community theater in 2015, with over 20 years of prior studio, DJ, live band, and venue sound design experience. He quickly caught the fever of live theater and now particularly embraces the complex challenges of mixing very large musicals. Forrest has done sound design and execution for several theater companies and currently mentors students for the St. Xavier High School theater program. Some of the favorite shows he has mixed include Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sideshow, Catch Me if You Can, Civil War, Urinetown, Jekyll and Hyde, Grease, Peter and The Star Catcher, Chicago, Mamma Mia, and The Spit Fire Grill. Acting Up's Seussical Jr, is his first youth program musical and his biggest cast to date.