Meaning of stage-manage
Pronunciation: (stāj'man"ij), [key]
— v., -aged, -ag•ing.
- 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.
- to work as a stage manager.