Focus on the pronunciation of stage
English definition of “stage”
/steɪdʒ/ n [C/U] (THEATER)
› the area in a theater, often raised above ground level, on which actors or entertainers perform: [C] When you’re sitting in the balcony, you see more of the ceiling than the stage. [U] Berlin’s most successful stage musical was "Annie Get Your Gun." [U] She was a popular star of the musical stage (= of this type of theater). As a child, he appeared on stage (= performing in theaters). › A stage is also a particular area of public life: [C] His novel includes such actors on the world stage as Fidel Castro and the Pope.