Stage dream that you are on a stage represents a presentation of yourself to others. How your beliefs, ideas, or attitude is being shown to others. You or someone else that is on the stage of life or the current center of attention. An area of our life or an aspect of our self that is being prominently watched by others.
Negatively, a stage may reflect a desire to show off or have attention. It may also reflect a heightened sense of pressure to succeed or perform well under pressure. Caring about what a lot of other people think of you or your abilities. Feeling that you need to “shine” at an important moment. Insecurity about embarrassing yourself in front of others or not performing incredibly in front of others. Possibly a sign that you need more practice or preparation to be at your best. Anxiety about your level of readiness.
To dream of missing essential equipment or instruments while on stage may reflect feelings about being deficient or lacking in something. Feeling that you need something or depend on something to be confident.
Actors or famous people often have bad dreams of being on stage and forgetting their lines.
Example: Senator Joe Lieberman dreamed of seeing a deceased failed democratic senator taking the stage. In real life he was just about lose the democratic nomination in an election. The stage reflected his public performance as he was about to concede the nomination.
Example 2: Actor Sean Penn had nightmares about his fingers being unable to find the strings of his guitar while we was on stage doing a guitar solo. In waking life he was in the middle of filming a movie where he played the role of a jazz guitarist. The dream most likely reflected his fear about his looking competent enough to play his part.