stage-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: arrange and perform a play or show

The local drama group is staging a production of the musical 'Grease'.
The actors guild will stage their latest drama in the local university auditorium.

VerbNet: create-26.4-1
FrameNet: Behind_the_scenes
PropBank: stage.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: organize and execute an event

Commentary: Includes metaphoric uses.

Barcelona staged the Olympic Games in 1992.
I have staged an anti-drug campaign for the last 30 years.
The riot was staged at the conclusion of two days of meetings at the University.
The Hong Kong stock market staged a strong rally over the past week on expectations of improved local economic growth.

VerbNet: establish-55.5
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: stage.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: fake an event

Authorities said Thursday they believe the disappearance was staged, so the serviceman could avoid returning to duty.
Rosenthal has repeatedly and vociferously refuted claims that the flag raising was staged.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Feigning
PropBank: stage.01