[steyj-man-ij] /ˈsteɪdʒˌmæn ɪdʒ/
verb (used with object), stage-managed, stage-managing.
to work as a stage manager for:
When he wasn’t acting, he stage-managed a repertory theater.
to arrange or stage in order to produce a theatrical or spectacular effect:
The clients were most impressed with the way she stage-managed the whole presentation.
to arrange or direct unobtrusively or in secret:
He stage-managed Mediterranean black-market operations from his secluded villa on the Riviera.
verb (used without object), stage-managed, stage-managing.
to work as a stage manager.
to work as stage manager for (a play, etc)
(transitive) to arrange, present, or supervise from behind the scenes: to stage-manage a campaign
noun 1. a person responsible for the technical details of a theatrical production, assisting the director during rehearsal, supervising the lighting, costuming, setting, prompting, etc., and assuming full responsibility for the stage during a performance of a play. stage manager noun 1. a person who supervises the stage arrangements of a theatrical production
noun See stage-phoning
noun an attempt to impress others by talking on a cell phone in a dramatic or animated manner Word Origin 2001 Usage Note informal; also stage-phoner , (n.)
noun, Theater. 1. one of several metal boxes placed backstage in the floor (floor pocket) or wall of a theater and containing jacks for electric cables used in lighting units.