Admittedly, it took me a while to get into the Cirque du Soleil scene. But once I went to my first show, “O,” in Las Vegas, I was hooked. I instantly understood the artistry, the pageantry and the physical strength that it takes to put on a show like this.

I had always wanted to take my 6-year-old to one of these shows but didn’t have any plans to visit Sin City with her. So I was excited to learn that a touring Cirque show, “Amaluna,” was coming to Houston this month. A few weeks ago, we made the three-hour trek, excited to see what would unfold.

According the its website, “‘Amaluna’ invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.” For audience members, that translates to high-flying tricks, both in the air and in the water, and guitar-wielding divas who completely stole the show.

“Amaluna” is in Houston through March 22. For more information on this or other touring shows, visit